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Minneapolis Robberies Target Hispanic Victims

Five robberies took place between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.

Minneapolis police are investigating five robberies that targeted Hispanic victims between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.

The robberies all took place within an area bounded by Franklin Avenue to the north, 38th Street to the south, Clinton Avenue to the east and Nicollet Avenue to the west:

  • 7:40 p.m. Dec. 20 at First Avenue South and 28th Street East: A black man between 18 and 40 years old forcibly took a Hispanic woman’s purse while she was walking.
  • 8:10 p.m. Dec. 20 at 38th and Nicollet Avenue: A black man between 20 and 30 years old robbed a Hispanic man in a parking lot. There were no weapons involved.
  • 2:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at Franklin Avenue East and Clinton Avenue South: Two black men between 18 and 40 years old approached a Hispanic man while he was walking. They punched him and took his backpack.
  • 2 a.m. Dec. 22 on the 2700 block of Nicollet Avenue: Two black men between 25 and 30 years old approached a Hispanic man and displayed a knife. They took his wallet and cell phone. There were no injuries.
  • 12:38 a.m. Dec. 23 at First Avenue South and 33rd Street East: A black man between 23 and 25 years old displayed a handgun to a Hispanic man who was exiting a city bus. The suspect fled the area before taking anything from the victim.

Minneapolis police report that there was a pattern of robberies involving Hispanic victims between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23. Anyone with information on the incidents should visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-116069 to find out how to provide anonymous tips to the Police Department.


Mike B. December 28, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Such crimes are yet another legacy of the liberal Rybak administration.... most areas of Minneapolis are unsafe to walk after nightfall. The election of Hodges is a sign liberal Mpls. voters don't seem to care about the future of their city. Minneapolis needs a strong, arch-conservative law-and-order mayor to "clean up Dodge" and be willing to take on the labor unions. Minneapolis has continued to lose population over the years. People do not want to be constantly looking over their shoulders for would-be attackers all the time, nor be subject to confiscatory city taxes, nor tolerate substandard city services (due to unions) that are commonplace now.

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