Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"South Mpls. neighborhoods on high alert"


From Channel 5 Eyewitness News:

Two neighborhoods in Minneapolis are on high alert, after a string of armed robberies on the city's south side.

There have been six robberies over the last week, right on the streets, in the Longfellow and Standish neighborhoods.

The cases appear to be similar. Police say one or two men approach the victims in the early evening and rob them at gunpoint. In each case, the victims were either getting home, or standing outside of the homes.

Witnesses say the robbers drove an older blue or black full-size SUV with tinted windows.Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Minneapolis police.