6 carjackings, 1 pursuit within a few hours Friday night, Minneapolis police say

There were six carjackings and a police pursuit within six hours Friday night in Minneapolis, police said.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, six victims were robbed at gunpoint and their vehicles were taken by multiple suspects between 5 and 10 p.m. Friday.

These six carjackings happened between the borders of Hiawatha Avenue, Interstate 35W, Highway 62 and Interstate 94.

  • The first occurred on the 2800 block of 13th Avenue South at 5 p.m.
  • The second was on the 4600 block of 28th Avenue South at 5:36 p.m.
  • The third happened on the 2300 block of 32nd Street East at 5:53 p.m.
  • The fourth was again on the 2800 block of 13th Avenue South at 6:11 p.m.
  • The fifth occurred on the 5800 block of 11th Avenue South at 9:49 p.m.
  • The sixth was on the 4000 block of Third Avenue South at 10 p.m.

Police said this information is preliminary and may change. It is unknown whether the incidents are related.

Later Friday evening, at 10:33 p.m., police came upon a carjacked vehicle that had been involved in multiple aggravated robberies within a few hours of one another. Officers pursued the vehicle and took three people into custody, according to Minneapolis police.

This happened near East Lake Street and South 17th Avenue. The State Patrol Flight Section assisted aerially, a spokesperson confirmed.

All seven cases are under investigation. No further information is available at this time.