Monday, June 05, 2006

Robbery & Carjacking In Minneapolis

Today's St. Paul Pioneer Press has a little-reported story on a Minneapolis robbery and carjacking from Sunday morning. The troubling thing about this incident was that it occurred at 8:00 a.m., and that the victim was stabbed by the thug.

Man stabbed in robbery, carjacking

Police are investigating a stabbing and alleged carjacking that occurred in north Minneapolis on Sunday morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., a 65-year-old man walked into a Holiday gas station claiming to have been carjacked and stabbed near his stomach, police said.

The man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for wounds that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
People are on their way to church at that time; why is this man getting jacked in Minneapolis? Is there more to the story?

The man said he was driving his friend's black pickup on Second Street North near 21st Avenue North when another man entered on the passenger side, said Lt. Michael Fossum. The two men at least vaguely knew each other.

"He said he recognized (the suspect) from a bar downtown," Fossum said.

The suspect then ordered the man to give him the rings he was wearing and then stabbed him between his chest and stomach. The victim then fled the pickup, and the suspect drove away in it, heading north.

The man reported the value of the stolen jewelry at $1,800, but police said they could not immediately verify its value. Neither the suspect nor the truck had been located as of Sunday evening.
Let's see how this one pans out. The circumstances are odd.