Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Teen robber/murderer captured

Rambix has been tracking the Minneapolis Quagmire of violent robberies throughout most of 2005 as waves of crime have plagued the city. The robberies escalated in the late spring of 2005, then slightly declined (but still at a high rate) over the summer, with an almost freakish resurgence in the late fall.

There are still a lot of monsters out there, but one piece of garbage has been captured - at the ripe old criminal age of 17:

A juvenile was arrested Monday in connection with a robbery and a murder in South Minneapolis, police said.
There's no identifying information yet, but it will be posted when released.

Officials said the suspect was wanted in the robbery of a business in the 5400 block of 42nd Avenue South on December 11, 2005. Police said shots were fired, but no one was struck.

The suspect was also wanted in connection with a murder on December 14, 2005, in the 3500 Columbus Avenue South.

Police said they are pushing for charges against the suspect in both cases.
That would be a great idea. Now let's clean up the rest of these sewer rats.

(Nothing about this story, by the way, on the Red Star web site at the time of this writing)