Wednesday, January 25, 2006

More robberies in Twin Cities Metro area

Thanks to Nws377 for the tip and story referral on yet more Metro area robberies: "Masked men hit metro hotels before sunrise".

Masked men robbed hotels in Bloomington and Minnetonka before sunrise this morning.

According to police, armed robbers hit the Comfort inn at 1321 E. 78th St. around 5:40 a.m. Police say the robbers jumped the desk, forced employees to lie on the floor, and demanded money.

As the crooks pulled the till, it hit one of the clerks in the face, injuring her lip. They got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Minnetonka police are also looking for three suspects after an early morning robbery.
Police say a trusting employee opened the hotel door for three men that she thought were just cold. They ended up showing a gun and demanding money. They left with $300.

The incident happened at the Hampton Inn at 10420 Wayzata Boulevard around 4:15 a.m., according to police.
More details on the robberies in the Red Star: "Armed robbers hit local hotels".

The suspects [in the Hampton Inn robbery] are three black men between 18 to 25 years old and about 6 feet tall. All were wearing dark jackets, dark pants, ski masks and gloves. One of the suspects had a fur-lined hood.
Much blogger props to the Red Star for publishing the suspect descriptions.

This question needs to be answered: Where are all these robbers coming from?