Minneapolis Police Investigate Robbery Spree

Updated: 01/01/2014 7:43 AM
Created: 12/31/2013 11:13 AM
By: Cassie Hart

Minneapolis police are searching for the suspect involved in the armed robberies of five businesses Tuesday morning.

They happened between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. in South Minneapolis. Police say the suspect appears to be the same for all five robberies.

One robbery was reported at Walgreens and four happened at SuperAmerica stores. The robberies were reported in this order:

  • SA - 6000 Portland Avenue South
  • Walgreens - 2426 Hennepin Avenue
  • SA – 2501 Hennepin Avenue
  • SA – 2200 Lyndale Avenue
  • SA – 4320 E. Lake Street

According to police, the suspect is described as a heavy-set black man, 20 to 30 years old, dressed in all black with a black knit hat, and a black face mask covering the lower portion of his face. In at least two of the robberies he was wearing glasses.

The suspect showed a black semi-automatic handgun in each of the robberies. 

Police say the suspect stole cash and a small amount of narcotics was taken from the Walgreens on Hennepin.

Anyone with information about these robberies or the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Sgt. Walter Carlson at 612-673-3856.

Tips can be sent in anonymously by text to 847-411, enter MPD into the body of the text along with your tip. You can also call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477) and remain anonymous.

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