MPD releases images of suspect who robbed five south Mpls businesses at gunpoint this morning

Categories: Crime, Minneapolis
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Images from MPD
The robber in action.
Between 4 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, the same suspect robbed five south Minneapolis businesses at gunpoint -- four SuperAmericas and a Walgreens. He wasn't arrested.

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"The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male, 20-30 years old, dressed in all black with a black knit hat, and a black face mask covering the lower portion of his face," an MPD news release says. "In at least two of the robberies he was wearing glasses. He brandished a black semi-automatic handgun in each of the robberies. Loss from these robberies includes cash and a small amount of narcotics (from Walgreens)."

Here are the five businesses that were robbed in chronological order, with the earliest incident at top:
SA - 6000 Portland Avenue South
Walgreens - 2426 Hennepin Avenue
SA - 2501 Hennepin Avenue
SA - 2200 Lyndale Avenue
SA - 4320 E. Lake Street
And here are two more surveillance stills of the suspect:

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Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Walter Carlson of the Minneapolis Police Department Robbery Unit at 612-673-3856.

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



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mrgasso
mrgasso

Can't wait to import Chinese Justice to America.......No more problems with folks like this guy......they only get one chance in China!

Mikey B. MiagiSaki
Mikey B. MiagiSaki

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Connie Eckels
Connie Eckels

for ick no rest for the wicked even in the cold temps i hope they get frost bite in the you know what

Phillip Dresbach
Phillip Dresbach

I could have given you that description... O and look, surprise..

Jeff Young
Jeff Young

Sure, guns fix everything. Give the guy credit, who up in Minneapolis at that hour wasn't bundled up and wearing a mask?

MicheleObama
MicheleObama

This story is bogus. No black man is awake at 5:30 am. 

Bailee Lyn
Bailee Lyn

Azaria McKenzy be safeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

pthorn01
pthorn01

Looks like my comment disappeared as fast as Rupars' knowledge of drafting fine, well articulated, news worthy stories!

Jesse Etzler
Jesse Etzler

Are you two missing brains? It was a joke.. The way they worded it made it sound like the cops were hanging out with him and then were like ya were not gonna arrest you. "Between 4 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, the same suspect robbed five south Minneapolis businesses at gunpoint -- four SuperAmericas and a Walgreens. He wasn't arrested." Should have said "Suspect has not been caught yet"

loserdroid
loserdroid

dude robs SA *and* the Walgreens across the street and they can't catch him? how long does it take to respond to a robbery these days and when the business across the streets says "oh shit we're being robbed"  don't they just like rush over there or tilt their helicopter light 15 degrees to west and go get him?

Isaac Ohman
Isaac Ohman

You know how criminals love to lobby out in the open BOB

jessesomething
jessesomething

No mention of the three gold rings on his right hand.

Bob B Bopp
Bob B Bopp

Vehicle probably has an NRA sticker pasted to it

Ashley Nicole
Ashley Nicole

The surveillance video from the parking lot should show you what vehicle he got into(if one) and would show plate number.

Matthew Jay
Matthew Jay

He just needed bus fare to get back to Chicago.

Dave Salmonson
Dave Salmonson

It is clear that he knows how to handle a gun. Not a sideways cap bustin gangsta.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

The pistol has an hammer, not a striker, it can be shot SA/DA so that you can have restrikes on hard primers, that's an MPD requirement for duty guns.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

Sec. doesn't make the bucks to buy all the mall ninja clothing.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

Police, military you don't take the front site off your target if they're an unfriendly.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

No body looks at the sqaud car for plates when a store just got robbed.

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

OR stopped in and bought donuts and hot dogs on a regular basis.

Andrew Brand
Andrew Brand

Agreed, shows great trigger discipline for some pulling such asshole moves.

Nick Beefsupreme Donner
Nick Beefsupreme Donner

Dan, you might be right. Doesn't this guy's efficiency, stance and way he holds his weapon give off the vibe that he could be police, security or military?

Cheryl Ferguson
Cheryl Ferguson

Police clips reported that Randolph Avenue was also hit, is that confirmed? so, just not Mpls....

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

Probably just an off duty MPD cop, same as a couple years ago.

Joe Brennan
Joe Brennan

a least he's keeping his finger off the trigger...

Nicole Coriaty
Nicole Coriaty

He quit shortly after the second incident. That job is not worth such risk.

Nicole Coriaty
Nicole Coriaty

My son worked the counter at one of those SAs and was robbed twice by knife-point by the same guy within a 2 week period. My son grabbed the guy's arm the second time to try and stop him and my son wound up getting in trouble and written up for doing that. Those SAs are huge targets.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

gangster! 


he should have focused on the pharmacy... not a lot of cash to get 

Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen

3 rings right hand, heavy set, glasses, black under armour turtle neck, it's Minnesota so someone's gotta be able to identify the handgun used. Targeted SA and a Walgreens. I mean come on. This shouldn't be too hard.

Andrew Brand
Andrew Brand

Yeah I'm sure they're just letting this one slide too....way to make yourself sound like an ignorant ass.

Maggie Strugala
Maggie Strugala

Very scary! I am glad everyone is physically ok. Thank you to all people who work in the service industry, we appreciate all of your hard work, and to the people involved, I am very sorry you had to go through this. MPD needs to take a serious look at the work they are providing our city with.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

"I'll take a pack of Grape Swishas, some Kool Long 100's, oh and how bout emptyin the cash box, neighbor?"

Ange Runnels
Ange Runnels

That's my SA. Not COOL. Are the police actually looking for him or are they just letting this one slide too? Seriously. Heavyset, lots of rings. Not really incognito.

Kathleen Schiavo
Kathleen Schiavo

check out his rings , someone out there knows who this is , hope they get this shithead

Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen

I don't even.... Of course they would, what are you getting at here?

John Doyle
John Doyle

4 Super America's, maybe he used to work at one?!

Ashley Nicole
Ashley Nicole

So did he walk to all these destinations?? Or should we have a license plate number? And if he was walking why wouldn't he have been stopped?

Sharon D'Amico
Sharon D'Amico

Well, Steven, would you be able to identify this person?

DT123
DT123

@loserdroid I've called 911 from my condo in DT Mpls and the cops never even showed up, criminals are aware of this trend. 

ruparisaghoul
ruparisaghoul

I had the same thought. Unusual gun discipline for a thug. He must have some experience with handguns. You know, beyond the usual street turd. 

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