Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Violent robbers terrorize South Minneapolis, Hamline & Macalester Colleges

More details are emerging on the explosion of violent crime across Minneapolis in particular, and the Twin Cities in general. Meanwhile, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback is concerned about "Reweaving the urban fabric". Police Chief McManus is nowhere to be seen.

You won't read this in the Red Star or other liberal "information" sources, so let's get right to it.

We'll start with South Minneapolis. The Minneapolis PD has issued an updated crime alert, in which the number of armed robberies has grown:

3rd Precinct/Street Robberies January 31, 2006


Since January 20, there have been a series of street robberies that appear similar. One or two males have approached victims in the early evening hours and robbed them at gunpoint. In each incident, the victims were either arriving home in their vehicles or standing in front of their address. The victims may have been targeted by the suspects and followed from another location.

The incidents are:

1/20 33xx 44th Ave. S. 8:00 p.m.

1/23 43xx 40th Ave. S. 5:40 p.m.

1/24 28xx 36th Ave. S. 9:15 p.m.

1/25 40xx 18th Ave. S. 7:00 p.m.

1/25 40xx Standish Ave. 7:20 p.m.

1/25 35xx 22nd Ave. S. 7:55 p.m.

1/25 36xx 44th Ave. S. 10:15 p.m.

1/28 37xx 34th Ave S. 12:05 p.m.

1/28 35xx 23rd Ave. S. 6:49 p.m.

1/29 48/Bloomington 6:50 p.m.

1/29 36xx 41st Ave. S. 8:30 p.m.

Suspect information:

Suspect #1: Black male, 15-20 years, 5'9", light build, dark complexion, clean-shaven, dark hoodie, armed with a silver handgun.

Suspect #2: Black male, 17-20 years, 6'2", dark hoodie, armed with a .38 revolver.

Vehicle description:

#1: Older blue or black full-size SUV (possibly a Suburban) with tinted windows.

#2: Gray Honda or Dodge-type vehicle

What the police are doing

The Minneapolis Police Department is aggressively investigating all of these cases. The 3rd Precinct has placed extra officers in uniform and plainclothes in the area of the robberies each night. This extra staffing will continue until the suspects are caught and the robberies stop. It is our top priority to identify and arrest those responsible.
Meanwhile in the 3rd Precinct, sector 1, there have been an astonishing 19 armed robberies, 8 of which were aggravated (which means that a weapon was used and/or great bodily harm was done to the victim). A crime alert has been issued:

3rd Precinct-Sector One January 30, 2006


Since January 1, there have been 19 robberies of person in Sector One (the East Phillips, Midtown, Ventura Village and Phillips West neighborhoods). Eight of the robberies were aggravated, which means that a weapon was used and/or great bodily harm was done to the victim. The incidents occurred throughout Sector One. Four of the robberies were carjackings. Weapons used have included handguns and knives; sometimes the robbers have implied they had weapons. Victims have been pushed to the ground, struck, or otherwise assaulted by the suspects.

If you have any information on these robberies, please contact the Robbery Unit at 612-673-2941.

Suspect description:

Suspect descriptions vary and include males and females of various races. Juveniles have been involved in some of the robberies.
It's interesting to note that the suspect descriptions encompass a wide variety - in other words, all the animals are getting into the game in Minneapolis.

It's ironic how the liberals, when debating Minnesota's Conceal and Carry legislation, clucked about how the city would turn into the "Wild West". Well, as it turns out, it is the Wild West, but it has nothing to do with Conceal Carry. Find me one permit holder in this group of criminal beasts.

Meanwhile, across the river in St. Paul, the liberals at Macalester and Hamline Colleges are under siege by criminals with weapons. Rambix wishes nothing but the best for these people, but this is what happens when liberals go soft on crime.


Fox 9 News is leading the 9:00 news hour with the college campus robbery story.