MPD spokesman John Elder isn't sure why three armed robbers keep going after Minneapolis sandwich shops, but he'd "love to ask them when we get them," he told us this morning.SEE ALSO: North Minneapolis street still red with blood four days after murderToward that end, the MPD released two security ... More >>
Yesterday, someone who works in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza got in touch with City Pages to let us know about an alert being distributed by building officials about a purported string of daytime cell phone thefts.The tipster told us that building workers "heard that at least eight people we ... More >>
Two robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of loot from the Woodlands National Bank on the 1100 block of East Franklin Avenue on Monday afternoon, with one of them firing his gun as the getaway vehicle left the scene.SEE ALSO: Man robs TCF Bank, calls police hours later to confessThe surveillan ... More >>
With the arrest earlier this week of the 15-year-old boy who allegedly made off with his phone, all three suspects involved in the violent Mall of America robbery of 2013 Minneapolis mayoral runner-up Mark Andrew have now been arrested.THE BACKSTORY: Mark Andrew bloodied by violent iPhone robbers at ... More >>
Between 4 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, the same suspect robbed five south Minneapolis businesses at gunpoint -- four SuperAmericas and a Walgreens. He wasn't arrested.SEE ALSO: Frowny Blaine bank robber was drunk on mouthwash and just wanted more [MUGSHOT] "The suspect is described as a heavy-set bla ... More >>
He might have gotten away with it. He knew about dye packs. He knew about GPS trackers. He got the money, and he got away.It's what he left behind that did him in. See Also: - Check out the sad frown on woman who robbed Blaine bank [IMAGE] - Man robs TCF Bank in St. Cloud, calls police hours later ... More >>
Law enforcement is on the hunt for a man who has been terrorizing Twin Cities fast food restaurants by forcing employees into freezers before robbing the establishments.SEE ALSO: Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer The most recent incident happened early this mornin ... More >>
Yesterday, University of Minnesota police sent out a crime alert after four violent robberies occurred on or near campus during a four hour stretch early Sunday morning. Those robberies were similar to six other incidents that have taken place since mid-August.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries Univers ... More >>
Here's what's known for sure: Plymouth police got a call of a hold-up alarm at the McDonald's near Highway 55 and Interstate 494 at 3:26 a.m. Wednesday. Three robbers put three employees in the freezer while they forced the manager to assist them. Cash was taken. SEE ALSO: Quiana Evans lost her job ... More >>
Jason Armstrong, a 42-year-old St. Paul resident, has been charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping for allegedly hopping in a couple's car after they got done shopping at the Roseville Cub Foods last month and heisting everything but their Father's Day pie.SEE ALSO: In Minnesota, most Missed ... More >>
During the early morning hours of March 17, the Cedar Inn was robbed by a man wearing a clown mask. That's a pretty good way to conceal your identity... if you don't get caught on a surveillance camera without the mask first.FROM LAST WEEK: Uptown cabbie says he was robbed, stuffed in trunk But that ... More >>
Coon Rapids police and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man who got away with a brazen robbery around 4:30 Sunday afternoon at Kay Jewelers in Coon Rapids.SEE ALSO: Smash-and-grab Minnesota jewelry store robbers caught on tape [VIDEO] From a sheriff's office release: "Upon request ... More >>
Early Sunday (exactly what time isn't clear), Jeff Hanson met Dee King in the Burger King parking lot at 695 East 7th Street in St. Paul. King and Hanson got in touch on Craigslist, where Hanson was looking to sell his laptop computer.SEE ALSO: Craigslist murders: A timeline King, a paroled bank rob ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Mr. Potato Head Robber: Mpls police ask for help finding disguise-wearing bank heister [PHOTOS]Around 10 a.m. yesterday morning, a U.S. Bank branch location in a St. Louis Park Byerly's was robbed. Brandishing a gun, a man approached a teller, demanded cash, and then fled on foot. No arres ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Smash-and-grab Minnesota jewelry store robbers caught on tape [VIDEO]-- Chris Miller robs bank, says he's struggling with fact he's not a rich football player, apologizesTwo weeks after successfully robbing a TCF Bank inside a Cub Foods in Fridley, the well-dressed Mr. Potato Head robber ... More >>
Roger Doughten is on the cusp of becoming an octogenarian, but he wasn't about to let his advanced age get in the way of an ill-fated bank robbery.At about 6:15 p.m. on June 18, Doughten, 78, strolled into the Wells Fargo on the 2600 block of East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Police say he handed ... More >>
There are lots of reasons a person might become involved in criminal activities -- mental illness, depression, desperation, and so forth.But Chris Miller had a pretty unique justification for robbing Bremer Bank on Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday. A former Division 1 college foot ... More >>
James Stevenson's one-man crime spree came to an end after he picked the wrong victim to mess with.A little after 9 p.m. last Thursday, police set up a perimeter around the 3300 block of Coachman Road in Eagan following reports of two robberies in the area. No sooner had a plainclothes detective arr ... More >>
Over the last month, a pack of smash-and-grab robbers have struck six Minnesota jewelry stores, attempted a seventh robbery in Eagan, and are possibly connected with two other cases. The most recent robbery happened last Tuesday night, April 24. At about 11 p.m., three suspects did a smash-and-grab ... More >>
Richard BergThe Dinkytown Jimmy John's was among the suspect's targets.The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public's help on finding a repeat-offender armed robber who seems to have a thing for shotguns, crime and food shops.A lone man is the main suspect in at least four armed rob ... More >>
Anyone know where to find this guy?Minneapolis Police are asking for help in finding a man suspected of robbing two separate pharmacies earlier this month.The man, identified as a six-foot black male with a mustache, is thought to have robbed a CVS Pharmacy on Franklin Avenue on September 3, and ... More >>
Caught on camera, Feb. 3.After the robber strolled into the TCF Bank branch on Ford Parkway on Feb. 3 in broad daylight, right under the gaze of security cameras, we speculated that he either didn't care whether his moves were recorded, or he just wasn't very smart. Turns out both observations m ... More >>
Minneapolis PDCops says this is Orlando Ray Vasquez robbing a TCF teller.The Feds say Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, and Gregory Scott Tyler robbed TCF bank on West Lake Street on Feb. 28. But they're not that bank robber. Vasquez and Tyler just bothered with one bank in St. Paul. The man who rob ... More >>
Michael John Husten robbed TCFMinneapolis police say 60-year-old Michael John Husten is a TCF Bank robber. Unfortunately, Husten is not that TCF robber. Since January, TCF Bank has been hit with robberies four times--three within a single week. Husten was charged Friday with robbing a Minneapol ... More >>
FBIA robber with a preference for TCF Bank.There's a robber out there with a preference for TCF Bank. For the fourth time since January, and the third time in a week, the same lone gunman has walked into a metro area TCF Bank branch, brandished a gun and made off with a pile of cash. Each ... More >>
FBISeen this guy? Give the FBI a call.Another TCF Bank branch has been robbed, this time in St. Paul. Like the Uptown robbery we told you about yesterday, this heist was caught by security cameras. Unlike that robbery, however, no one was injured. The pictures have just been released by the ... More >>
FBISecurity cameras caught the robber in the act.A bank robber and his getaway driver left injuries and destruction in the wake of a holdup Monday at the Uptown TCF Bank branch at 1444 West Lake Street. The FBI says the robber, wearing a red ball cap, walked up to a teller at about 9 a.m., a ... More >>
The two men are suspected in a string of suburban robberies.Two guys in ski masks ran into an InterBank branch in Roseville on Wednesday morning. One of them whipped out a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at an employee, and demanded she open the safe. "No funny money," one of the two men ... More >>
Two Rosaeville squad cars were wrecked.Two Roseville police cars collided this afternoon in front of the scene of a bank robbery, sending one injured officer to the hospital. Roseville cops received a report around noon of an armed robbery in progress at Interbank on County Road B2, near Fai ... More >>
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A thorn in Walgreen's side.Okay, so he's not as snicker-inducing as the Unibrow robber, who made headlines for his Frida Kahlo-like brows earlier this year. But to Walgreens, Laurence John Charette has been just as much of a headache. Walgreens has been plagued with pharmacy robberies in recent ... More >>
16 of 19 Minneapolis drugstore robberies took place at Walgreens
Timothy CarsonTimothy Carson, the former Marine and Minneapolis cop turned robber, has pleaded guilty to a last round of crimes: Five counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, in Dakota County.
Photo: wetwebworkiA deadly suburban crime spree ended with gunfire this morning in a Shakopee highway ditch after police shot and killed an as-yet unidentified 34-year-old male suspected of a convenience store robbery, a carjacking and a fatal stabbing. The Shakopee Valley News is reporting ... More >>
Carson still faces charges for other robberies and attempted robberies in Hennepin and Dakota counties.
The complaint says Carson, married with two kids, and a Marine veteran, committed the robberies and attempted robberies to help pay bills.
Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
With a word, a St. Paul teller becomes my folk hero
The luck of the Irish failed this man miserably after police found the suspect they were looking for based on his large shamrock tattoo on his arm.
An alleged bank robbers idiocy helps police make one of the easiest arrests ever.
Apparently an armed robbery just isn't enough to get what you really want these days. Time to step it up and start pulling a Mike Tyson.
Two men suspected of the crimes were charged Friday for the Sunday attack in addition to multiple others at light rail stations.
A spate of violent robberies near Loring Park awakens memories of a four-year-old killing in the cold case file
A surprising spike in bank robberies hits Minnesota
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Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.