Man linked to Inver Grove Heights robbery by DNA; suspect in others

A St. Paul man has been charged after DNA from a left-behind item linked him to a gas station robbery.

Christian Allan Gorr, 22, is charged via warrant with first-degree aggravated robbery. He was not yet in custody as of Tuesday morning.

A criminal complaint states law enforcement was called to investigate a robbery at a gas station in St. Paul at around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2021. The suspect was wearing black clothing and an Aeropostale sweatshirt while carrying a revolver and a black bag.

About an hour later, authorities learned a Super USA gas station in Inver Grove Heights was robbed at gunpoint by a person with the same description.

The complaint states the suspect left behind a bag at the St. Paul robbery, and the bag contained a white surgical mask and a pair of gloves. When the items were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for DNA testing, the results matched the profile of Gorr and his brother, who was in Nashville at the time.

According to the complaint, Gorr is a suspect in several other robberies in the east metro that are similar in nature. However, he currently faces just one count of aggravated robbery.

With a conviction, first-degree aggravated robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.