October 12, 2018 04:42 PM
Apple Valley police say one of the department's squad cars was involved in a crash Wednesday night in the area near the Home Depot.
A release from the department said the other vehicle was wanted in connection to a spree of armed robberies across the south metro earlier in the day.
The release said Apple Valley police were dispatched to the parking lot of a business on the report of an armed robbery around 4:56 p.m. An individual reported being robbed at gunpoint by two male suspects.
Then, at 6:08 p.m., an armed robbery was reported to the Eagan Police Department. An individual in that incident reported being robbed at gunpoint by three males. The description given matched the suspects in Apple Valley.
At 6:35 p.m., an armed robbery was reported to the Burnsville Police Department. In that incident, an individual reported being robbed at gunpoint by two males.
Another armed robbery was also reported to Apple Valley police at around the same time. That individual reported being robbed at gunpoint by three males.
The descriptions given in both of those robberies matched those from the first two.
Officers are starting to clear out from the area of Home Depot after one of our squads was involved in a crash. The other vehicle was wanted in connection with a number of violent crimes throughout the south metro. Suspects are in custody and no major injuries thank goodness.— Apple Valley Police (@AppleValleyPD) October 11, 2018
The release goes on to say Apple Valley police were checking a commercial business area near where the last robbery is alleged to have occurred when they noticed a vehicle matching the suspect description. As officers drove toward the vehicle, the driver allegedly fled at a high rate of speed.
While attempting to flee, the vehicle then reportedly collided with the squad car. The suspects - two adult males and one juvenile male - were taken into custody.
Minor injuries were suffered in the incident.
Updated: October 12, 2018 04:42 PM
Created: October 10, 2018 08:13 PM
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