Police report armed robbery pattern in Minneapolis

A March crime alert warns of a series of armed robberies in Minneapolis with suspects wearing masks, hoods and gloves in each crime. The suspects reportedly work in groups of three and always display guns.

Police said The Corner Store at 33rd & Grand was robbed at gunpoint the afternoon of March 14, with suspects taking about $300 and two boxes of cigars.

Police described one suspect as an 18-30-year-old black male, between 5’8″ and 5’10” with a medium build, dark complexion and brown eyes. He was reportedly wearing a grey hoodie with black writing over a red long-sleeve shirt, with a black ski mask, dark pants and a silver automatic pistol. The second suspect was described as the same height, age and complexion, wearing a dark hoodie and black ski mask.

Police reported an additional Southwest-area robbery March 13 at 7 a.m. at the Subway at 3621 W. 50th St. The suspects demanded that the manager open the cash register and safe, and left with $2,100.

One suspect was described as a 25-27-year-old black male, between 6′ and 6’2″, with a light build and brown eyes, wearing all black, and carrying a long-barrel black revolver. The second suspect was described as a 25-27-year-old black male, between 5’8″ and 6′, with a light build, wearing black clothing and red and black shoes, and carrying a short-barrel black revolver. The third suspect was described as a 17-19-year-old  black male, between 5’4″ and 5’10”, with a light build and wearing blue shoes.

Other armed robberies took place in recent weeks at Subway at 3541 Cedar Ave. S., Quiznos at 1851 Washington Ave. S., and Subway at 2400 E. Hennepin Ave.

Anyone with information can call the Robbery Unit at 673-2941.