MPD releases alert about string of black-on-Hispanic robberies in south Minneapolis

Categories: Crime, Minneapolis
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This afternoon, Minneapolis police released a crime alert about recent string of south Minneapolis robberies involving black suspects and Hispanic victims.

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Five incidents of that sort have taken place since last Friday in an area spanning from Franklin Avenue to 38th Street north-south and from Clinton Avenue to Nicollet Avenue east-west.

Here, via the MPD's release, are brief descriptions of each incident:
1. 12/20 7:40 p.m. 1st Av S/28th St E-Hispanic female had purse forcibly taken from her by a black male 18-40 years old while walking.
2. 12/20 8:10 p.m. 38th/Nicollet Av-Hispanic male was robbed in a parking lot by a black male, 20-30 years old. There were no weapons involved.
3. 12/21 2:30 a.m. Franklin Av E/Clinton Av S-Hispanic male was walking and was approached by two black males, 18-40 years old. The suspects punched the victim and took his backpack.
4. 12/22 2:00 a.m. 27xx Nicollet Av -Two black males, 25-30 years old approached a Hispanic male victim and displayed a knife. They took the victim's wallet and cell phone. There were no injuries.
5. 12/23 12:38 a.m. 1 Av S/33 St E-Hispanic male was exiting a city bus when a black male, 23-25 years old displayed a handgun. The suspect ended up fleeing the area before anything was taken from the victim.
It's unclear whether Hispanics are being targeted or if the ethnicities of the victims are simply coincidental. Nonetheless, with the suspects still on the loose, the MPD is asking people in that area of town to be extra vigilant.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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34 comments
CelebrateDivershitty
CelebrateDivershitty

Blacks are so wonderful!  The presence of blacks improves any place immensely, and the more blacks there are, the better a place gets.  Everyone loves being around blacks because they are so civilized and thoughtful and wise.  The countless amazing wonderful safe successful beautiful black-majority neighborhoods, cities and countries around the world attest to this indisputable fact.   Celebrate the infinite amazing vibrant benefits of Divershitty!

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

All I learned from this article is that I have more racist ignorant assholes in my state than I cared to realize. GFYs.

Brooks Autry
Brooks Autry

It was months back.. basically alongside the bogus hype of "knock out" this summer.

Lola House
Lola House

Sounds like MOD doesn't think this is a race related issue, or they would've said that. Citypages conflicted themselves in their own article. Shameful.

Lola House
Lola House

Justin Sundt, the last paragraph says: 'It's unclear whether Hispanics are being targeted or if the ethnicities of the victims are simply coincidental. Nonetheless, with the suspects still on the loose, the MPD is asking people in that area of town to be extra vigilant.'

Lola House
Lola House

Brooks I must've missed that article ...

Brooks Autry
Brooks Autry

Last one I read was, "watch out for groups of black teens near downtown .. they will mug you"

Brooks Autry
Brooks Autry

City Pages has all the best semi-subtle racist profiling bullshit you'd ever want

Jeanne Griffin
Jeanne Griffin

Shit. One of those robberies is too close to my house for comfort.

Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson

Yolis coworkers been jacked multiple times in dkytwn. Last time for case of beer. Redonk

Justin Sundt
Justin Sundt

Lola read the last paragraph of the article. It's not biased, it's based on facts.

Lola House
Lola House

Wow Citypages, really?? Can it get any more biased?? And these comments..smh.

Karla Cortez
Karla Cortez

My sister saw 2 black teenagers breaking a window.. by lake st.

Kathleen Schiavo
Kathleen Schiavo

not far from where I am on the South side. I really hope that the MPD catch them. That's a real bad rash of what seems to be targeted crimes. I am confident that the police will get them , just a matter of time !

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

PS I walk all over this metro.

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

What a separating, irresponsible as a human, bias of reporting. I guess everyone has a price. Please don't follow this article with one wondering why we have a prejudice issue lately in our metro. And Jessica, you're not Latina so just knock it all off.

Paul Tollefson
Paul Tollefson

Yup, that's a reason. Oh, and walking fucking sucks. Joe

Jessica Westendorp
Jessica Westendorp

This isn't new, but maybe reporting it is? Wether on bike or foot I've known several Latinos who have been victims of Black muggers. This in one reason so many would rather drive than walk.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

IN MINNEAPOLIS!? SUCH A NICE CITY.

orangevening1
orangevening1

There is a small town in Northern Idaho that would be perfect for you. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

really
really

pull your head out of your ass

CelebrateDivershitty
CelebrateDivershitty

Yeah, it is terrible when the facts of reality don't conform to your naive fantasies about how the world should be.

CelebrateDivershitty
CelebrateDivershitty

it is a nice city if you like criminal blacks and wimpy churchy white-guilt-ridden naive white libtards

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