Staff, customers at St. Paul's El Burrito Mercado 'victimized' by robbers

The popular restaurant and market was robbed Friday.
Author:
Publish date:
El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul

El Burrito Mercado, a popular Mexican market and restaurant in St. Paul, is reeling from a brazen robbery Friday evening. 

The business announced the incident on Facebook the same night, telling followers that both employees and patrons were left "traumatized" by the perpetrators:

"We are heartbroken for our staff and customers that were victimized by these cowards," the post says, adding, "we hope justice is served."

The restaurant also said that they would only be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, "so that we can continue collaborating with police and give our staff time to be with their families."

There aren't many details in the post, but per the Pioneer Press, St. Paul police say the perpetrators were masked gunmen who "cleaned out the cash registers" and robbed customers of their phones and wallets. 

Police have not made any arrests yet, the paper notes. 

El Burrito Mercado, located at 175 Cesar Chavez St., was opened in 1979 by Tomas and Maria Silva, both immigrants from Aguascalientes, Mexico, the restaurant's website says.  

It also has a Minneapolis location. 

Next Up

P.J. Fleck

Looks like the Gophers can put Fleck-to-Tennessee rumors to rest

Fleck is annually a hot commodity when coaching jobs open up.

Matt Dumba

Wild drop front end of back-to-back with Kings

The Wild lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Andrelton Simmons / Minnesota Twins

Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The former Angels shortstop is a four-time Gold Glove winner.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotans eligible for COVID shots only need to pre-register once for vaccine lottery

This is good news for people worried that they'd need to sign up every week.

police lights

2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

House for sale

Despite pandemic, Twin Cities housing market set records in 2020

Sales were up 7.7% in 2020 compared to the year before.

Target store inside

Target unveils 'limited-edition' home, lifestyle collection with Levi Strauss

The new collection will be available in some stores and everyone online Feb. 28.

Tim Walz

Walz's $52.4 billion budget increases school spending, raises taxes on wealthy

He says the budget will help level the playing field and ensure all Minnesotans have a fair shot at economic recovery,

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 12.55.00 PM

Pictures from Minnesota GOP's Deadwood retreat show no masks, no distancing

The pictures were shared in Chair Jennifer Carnahan's latest email newsletter.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

Related

Screen Shot 2020-09-05 at 8.17.52 AM

Smash and grab robbers burglarize Minneapolis hot dog joint... again

The owners say this comes just one week after the last robbery.

Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.13.43 AM

El Burrito Minneapolis closes permanently in wake of coronavirus crisis

The Mexican restaurant shuttered its doors for good on Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-07-25 at 9.22.48 AM

Crow Wing Co. authorities asking for help finding armed bank robber

The Deerwood Bank in Garrison was held up yesterday.

Screen Shot 2020-09-27 at 7.13.51 AM

Early morning shooting on St. Paul's Grand Ave leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

It happened near a popular bar just before 3:30 a.m.

Screen Shot 2019-08-19 at 8.08.05 PM

St. Paul teen charged with killing his uncle after fight in alleyway

The 16-year-old is facing one count of second-degree murder.

St. Paul hit and run

Surveillance photo shows suspect in St. Paul hit-and-run case

Police are asking the public for help identifying the man.

Ashli K. Johnson

Family seeks help after mother of 4 gunned down in St. Paul

Ashli K. Johnson's death is still under investigation.

Screen Shot 2020-07-28 at 9.06.45 AM

Octo Fishbar in St. Paul closes permanently

The restaurant was part of Market House Collaborative in Lowertown.