Sunday, February 26, 2006

Shotgun robberies in W. St. Paul


Channel 5 Eyewitness News reports tonight that 2 businesses in W. St. Paul have been robbed today by 3 masked men armed with shotguns. The police speculate this may be a continuation of armed robberies dating back to November 2005.

There are no known suspects at this time, and no suspect descriptions were given. The police fear there is a high probablility the robbers will strike again.

The Channel 5 News website has nothing on the story at this time.

More as details emerge.

***2/27/06 UPDATE***

The KSTP News now has a short article: "Three robbers on a crime spree in West St. Paul"

Three robbers in their mid 20s hit a Walgreens and a car wash in West St. Paul, all within about eight hours of each other. They are armed with a shot gun [sic] to hold up clerks. They commit the crime in less the a minute.

Police told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Sunday, "They're getting in, they're getting out. Obviously they're terrifying these cashiers and we just need to get them off the street." Last week the men also hit a gas station.
The story link also links to video.

Fox 9 News also weighs in: "West St. Paul Walgreens Robbed", although the dispatch is poorly written. They'd be better off linking to Rambix.

We've certainly had no shortage of "crime sprees" in the Twin Cities. Let's get these rats before someone gets hurt.

Photo courtesy KSTP News.