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 >>
A Rainbow Taxi cab driver told Minneapolis police he was robbed and forced into the trunk of his vehicle this morning in Uptown.SEE ALSO: Drunken bro goes berserk on Uptown-area cabbie, tells officer he has "blue blood" in him The cabbie says the incident occurred just before 6 a.m. on the 2900 bloc ... More >>
Wouldn't it have made more sense for Evans to get her revenge by robbing a BK?SEE ALSO: Burger King's Flame: meat-scented body spray ignites passion Maybe so, but in a desperate situation after losing her job at Burger King in 2011, Rochester resident Quiana Evans instead targeted her former fast-fo ... 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: Mpls parks cop stabbed near Minnehaha Creek; suspect shot Marsenior Pede Johnson, the 38-year-old arrested for allegedly stabbing two Minneapolis Park Police officers earlier this week, has been charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder. One of the officers shot Johnson ... 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 >>
The FBI says this man is Orlando Ray Vasquez.The FBI says Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, of Nevada, and Gregory Scott Tyler, 49, are the two men behind the TCF Bank robbery in Uptown on Feb. 28. The heist, in which Vasquez was caught on camera, led to a chaotic getaway in which the two suspects crash ... 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 >>
Timothy Carson: All the shit hit the fan at once.Timothy Carson, the Minneapolis Police SWAT team member who carved a swath of violent robberies through Hennepin and Dakota counties last year, will serve 122 months in prison. Carson is already serving an eight-year federal sentence in Texas ... More >>
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"You will not enter the kingdom of God until you repay the last penny."Woe betide the robber who broke into St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in Christmas service donations, says the Rev. William Felix.
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 >>
Sandra Bathke -- a 70-year-old bank robber -- in the grumpy old pen.Most people are taught to be extra nice to little old ladies. In that spirit, Luke Weimert says he offered to give 70-year-old Sandra Leanne Bathke a ride from Janesville to Elysian to go to the bank. The 26 year old didn't ... 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
A rash of armed robberies afflicts Twin Cities taverns
More tales of slippery snitches, pearl-handled guns, and the shell casing that grew on the lawn
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.
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