Increase in crime on Grand Avenue in St. Paul leaves businesses, neighbors concerned

Joe Mazan
Updated: September 28, 2020 06:35 PM
Created: September 28, 2020 03:31 PM

Violence on Grand Avenue in St. Paul has many in the neighborhood on guard. 

Over the weekend two men were shot and one died near a bar. 

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A few weeks ago along Grand Avenue, there was an armed robbery and shots were fired. 

Some stores are adding security because of the increase in violence.

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"We have just seen increasing unrest, and it's been sad because it's been just a peaceful little community," Deborah Hodges, with Invision Optical, said.  "We've had an attempted break-in just last week and that was pretty scary. We've increased our security, added cameras, alarm system."

St. Paul police say they've added extra patrols along Grand Avenue.

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