Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Details Emerge On Violent S. Minneapolis Robbery

Last night I reported breaking news of a violent robbery at Sam's Food Market in South Minneapolis. Details are emerging, albeit slowly. WCCO News reports: "Police Seek Two Suspects In South Mpls. Stabbing".

(WCCO) Minneapolis Two men allegedly stabbed a clerk during a robbery in South Minneapolis Tuesday night.

Police believe the suspects robbed a clerk at Sam's Market, in the 5400 block of 42nd Avenue South, just after 8:30 p.m. Officials said the suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

The clerk was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center and was listed in stable condition.
No useful suspect information has been released, and no arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, in response to the growing Minneapolis Quagmire of crime, Mayor Rybak called for increased focus the North Side:

The mayor said he believes this generation in Minneapolis will be judged on what it can do for the North Side, a part of the city now mired in unemployment and crime.
Might I make a humble suggestion, Mr. Mayor? Focusing on the north side is a good start (see my last post for some better ideas from one of Rambix' readers than you have proposed), but because crime in your city is endemic and pervasive, you also need intense focus on the east, south, and west sides.

In other words, top to bottom.