Mpls police seeking women suspected of assaulting victims with coffee, high-heeled shoe
Photo: Couretsy Minneapolis police.
Minneapolis police are trying to identify a trio of women suspected of committing two violent crimes in the middle of the day late last month, including a car jacking in which one of the suspects allegedly bludgeoned a 60-year-old victim with a high-heeled shoe.
Just before 1 p.m. on August 25th, police responded to a call from the Metro Inn motel on the 5600 block of Lyndale Avenue South. Employees of the motel wouldn't comment, but police say three women, believed to be those pictured above, threw a coffee pot at two motel staff members, causing "minor injury" to both. It's unclear what started the argument, but the women had been visiting someone who had just checked out of the motel.
A few minutes later, police got another call about a car jacking just around the corner involving three suspects who fit the same description.
According to the police, one of the suspects asked the victim -- a 60-year-old woman -- for directions, and then demanded her car keys. When the driver tried to run, one of the suspects chased her down and "assaulted her with the pointed heel of her high-heeled [shoe] causing lacerations to the victim's head." The driver eventually gave up her keys to stop the beating.
Police found the car abandoned in downtown Minneapolis the next morning.
Here's a description of the suspects, via Minneapolis police:
The suspect who assaulted the carjacking victim is described as a black female, 20-25 years old, 5'05", medium build with a "pretty face" and her hair pulled back, wearing a teal blue pullover shirt that revealed her midriff and jeans capri pants. The second suspect is a black female in her mid-twenties, 5'03" tall with a stocky build wearing a white shirt with bright, possibly floral, print and dark pants. The third suspect is a black female, also in her mid-twenties, 5'03" to 5'05" with a black spaghetti strap top and faded blue shorts.
Police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), texting TIP674 plus your info to 274637(CRIMES), or at the Crime Stoppers website: crimestoppersmn.org
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