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Police Seeking "Person Of Interest" In Kyle's Market Attacks

Police: Attacks may be motivated by bias against owners.

One day after for anyone who could lead them to the man behind five violent attacks on two East Harriet businesses, the Minneapolis Police Department released photos of a man they are calling a "person of interest" in the case.

MPD spokesperson Sergeant William Palmer said investigators believe the man to be "a heavy-set white male, between five feet 10 inches and six feet two inches tall and between 275 and 300 pounds. He appears to have a large 'pot-belly.'"

Around 4:00 a.m. on June 12, a man with a handkerchief over his nose and mouth and a knit hat pulled low over his forehead bludgeoned the windows of and on the corner of 36th and Bryant. Nothing was taken from either business, according to owner Joe Liu. The businesses have been hit a total of five times this year.

Police say they think the vandal "may be targeting these businesses due to the cultural origin of the owners."

To provide information to Crime Stoppers regarding this incident, or any other serious crime, call 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), text TIP674 plus your information to 274637(CRIMES) or go to the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppersmn.org and click on “Give a Tip”.  All callers are given a unique identifier and no names are used.

Justin Irvine June 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I have shopped at these two store until the owner son was extremely rude and aggressive towards me when i pointed out a box of treats they gave away was moldy and that they may want to inspect packaging better because if a dog gets ill due to treats they give away they were liable. I was just trying to do what was right and got yelled at for it. I no longer frequent either store. so it would not surprise me if the same thing happened to other costumers and its just a disgruntled costumer.
genevieve ryan June 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Justin Irvine you had an unusual experience with the people wwwwho own this store. They have always been charming and delightful to me and the people in the neighborhood that I know ncluding going out of thier way for neighbors who need a special delivery. They are hard working people and WE need to find out who has done this durty deed.

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