Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, rape, murder, etc.) will feature the + symbol. Note, this compilation of crime reports provides highlights of area criminal activity. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive overview of Southwest crime.
+ Nov. 30, 2:27 p.m., W. 60th St. and Xerxes Ave.
Two unknown suspects assaulted a 20-year-old man and a second person. The two suspects assaulted the victims with an aluminum bat while two other suspects sat in a vehicle watching. All suspects fled the scene in the vehicle. Both victims received medical attention at the scene and were released.
Between Nov. 28, 10 p.m., and Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m., 2600 block of Irving Ave.
A 47-year-old man parked his vehicle outside of his address overnight. The next morning, the victim discovered someone had stolen the vehicle during the night. The victim found small shards of glass on the street in the area where the vehicle had been parked.
Dec. 3, 10:40 p.m., 2400 block of Hennepin Ave.
A 39-year-old man left his car running with keys in the ignition while he ran into a local gas station to purchase items. While he was inside, an unknown suspect jumped into the vehicle and drove off in it without the victim’s permission. The victim received a citation for open ignition. Another squad car later located the vehicle.
+ Nov. 28, 9:26 p.m., W. 36th St. and Nicollet Ave.
A 42-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect approached him. The suspect drew a handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding he hand over his wallet. The victim complied and handed over his cash and wallet. The suspect then fled the scene.
+ Dec. 1, 1:45 p.m., 4100 block of Pillsbury Ave.
An unknown suspect stole the vehicle of a 44-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman and robbed the couple. The vehicle is described as a maroon 2006 Subaru Forester with a sunroof and roof rack. The couple didn’t need medical attention after the incident.
Lowry Hill East
+ Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m., 2500 block of Bryant Ave.
A 21-year-old woman was walking to her apartment and two unknown male suspects approached her. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s purse and forcibly removed it from her shoulder before both suspects fled the scene on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries.
+ Nov. 30, 2:30 a.m., W. Lake St. and Blaisdell Ave.
Police officers observed a 20-year-old man assaulting a 24-year-old woman. The victim had been struggling to get away from the suspect when the police spotted the incident. Officers arrested the suspect and transported him to Hennepin County Jail where he was booked for assault. The victim needed to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center to receive treatment for the injuries she sustained during the assault.
+ Dec. 3, 3:05 p.m., 1800 block of Stevens Ave.
A 33-year-old man was standing in an alley behind his apartment when an unknown suspect approached him and asked for a cigarette. Suddenly, the suspect drew out a small black handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim held out the wallet and the suspect removed the cash but left the wallet clutched in the victim’s hand. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victim claims he may be able to identify the suspect at a later time.
+ Dec. 1, 2:55 a.m., W. Lake St. and Pleasant Ave.
An unknown number of suspects robbed and assaulted a 23-year-old man. The victim needed to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center to receive treatment for the injuries he sustained during the assault.
— Compiled by Christopher Greising