Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, murder, robbery) 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.
2120 Hennepin Ave. S. (Central Bank)
Feb. 4, 9 a.m.
An unknown suspect entered the bank and demanded that the tellers give him money, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The FBI said that the man — described as white, in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall with a medium build, wearing a black coat with buttons on the front, a black ski mask, a dark-colored ski cap and black gloves at the time of the robbery — is also wanted in connection with the robbery of a St. Paul U.S. Bank location on Feb 9.
4900 block of Bryant Ave. S.
Feb. 7, 7:15 a.m.
Suspects broke into an apartment complex by prying open the front security door. An apartment door’s deadbolt was broken, and another apartment in the building was broken into with a pry bar. Police report that the robbery resulted in “significant loss” for the victimized tenants. The back door of the building was found locked. No tracks were found in the snow and police have no suspects at this time.
100 block of 54th St. E.
Feb. 4, 4 p.m.
Suspects entered the Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation office by prying open the door. Suspects then pried open several file cabinets within the office. Reports did not confirm any stolen items.
5317 Lyndale Ave. S. (Subway)
Feb. 4, 9 p.m.
+ A suspect robbed a restaurant employee at gunpoint and made off with about $140 in cash.
10 block of W. Lake St. (Kmart)
Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Store security noticed three young men stuffing items inside clothing and exiting the building without paying. The three were detained and items were recovered.
2600 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
Feb. 2, 3 p.m.
+ A 60-year-old woman had her purse snatched while she was walking down the west side of Nicollet Avenue. The suspect then fled the scene down 26th Ave. W. The force of the snatching caused the woman to fall on the sidewalk, slightly injuring her. Paramedics treated her on scene.
LOWRY HILL EAST
2601 Emerson Ave. S.
Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m.
A 27-year-old man paid $1,000 to rent a room at a residential property, only to be informed by the property owner that the man he paid for the room wasn’t authorized to make such transactions. The property owner’s attempts to contact the suspect via cell phone were unsuccessful.
3800 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect broke into a woman’s car and stole her laptop computer.