A woman robbed in St. Paul on Wednesday had a gun held to her head and was told: "Your money or your baby."
That's according to a criminal complaint filed against one of the suspects, 18-year-old Xavion Bell, of St. Paul, who was an alleged accomplice in two robberies just minutes apart.
The first, at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, happened on Hyacinth Avenue West in St. Paul, where a Spanish-speaking woman was followed into a parking lot by a black SUV.
She had just got her baby out of the car when she was approached by one white and two black males, all of them young and all of whom were running towards her.
The white male raised a gun, racked its slide and pointed the tip of it onto the woman's forehead, telling her "to give him either her money or her baby."
They stole her purse and the contents of her pockets, which included her consulate ID and Visa card.
Just minutes later, on nearby Park Street in St. Paul, a man was robbed by a trio matching the same description as the incident minutes earlier.
Once again, a gun was pointed at the victim, who was asked to hand over his wallet. They stole a debit card, $40 cash and a bus pass.
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Police suspected that Bell was involved, and later found him and two other suspects outside a home on Maryland Avenue West.
The second victim came to the scene with police, and positively identified Bell and one of the other males
A subsequent search of Bell's bedroom and the rest of the property turned up a bevy of goods stolen from other reported burglaries, robberies and car break-ins.
They found 15 phones, 3 BB guns, a 20-gauge shotgun, a handgun, as well as social security, Visa and bank cards.
Bell has been charged with 1st degree aggravated robbery. The other two suspects are juveniles, and it's not clear if they've been charged yet.