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Arrest Made In String Of Parking Garage Robberies

Prosecutors are charging Charles Medgar Hall with property damage and theft.

Minneapolis police believe they've stopped a run of robberies of secured underground parking garages around the city.

Hennepin County prosecutors have charged Charles Medgar Hall, 48, with two counts of second-degree burglary. No information was available on how Hall reportedly gained access to the garages, but once inside, police claim, Hall smashed car windows and pried open car doors to get at the items inside.

Investigators suspect Hall in a total of nine burglaries, only one of which occurred in Southwest Minneapolis—on the 3500 block of Hennepin Avenue South. The remainder occurred in the Stevens Square, Kenwood and Whittier neighborhoods. The burglaries resulted in over $100,000 in damage and loss of property, including GPS units, stereos, golf clubs, bicycles, other items, and money.

Anyone with information about unreported thefts from garages or motor vehicles is urged to call the Fifth Precinct Property Crimes Unit at (612) 673-3591.

Peter D. August 17, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Correction please: No where in the police press release did they refer to these incidents as "robberies". They were all burglaries. There is a big difference between a burglary and a robbery. In a robbery there is a person who is a victim, who has been made to be fearful in the taking of their property by the "robber". No people were listed as being threatened or accosted by the person arrested. SEE: http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/MPLS-f0344

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