Thursday, March 02, 2006

More Armed Robberies At The University Of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota's school newspaper has reported on yet more armed robberies near campus, involving at least some students as victims: "Robberies disturb Marcy-Holmes area".

Two instances of threats at gunpoint occurred within two hours of each other.
It's not getting any better out there, is it?

Two robberies happened last week at the same place within two hours.
According to police reports, at about 11 p.m. on Feb. 22 two suspects tried to rob a man at gunpoint by the corner of Second Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast.

The man was threatened and grabbed, but got away without injury, said Ron Reier, public information officer for the Minneapolis Police Department. The suspects also got away.

Later, at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 23, three people, two of whom are students, had a similar encounter.

They were threatened with a gun. One of the students was struck with the gun and his wallet was taken, Reier said. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for a cut on his forehead.

Reier said it looks like there were two suspects who were working that area.
Where does this story appear in the Red Star?

The criminals are bold and getting bolder in Minneapolis. Which part of the city is safe anymore? It's no wonder the Police Chief is looking to get out of town.