2 suspects sought after 3 pharmacies were robbed in 35 minutes

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Three southwest Minneapolis pharmacies were robbed Wednesday night in a span of 35 minutes, and now police are trying to figure out who is behind the spree.

The first robbery happened at 5:44 p.m. at the Walgreens on South Hennepin Avenue, then 29 minutes later, at 6:13 p.m., another was reported at a Cub Foods Pharmacy on Lagoon. Five minutes later, a Walgreens on West Lake Street was robbed, police said in a news release.

The description of the suspects – two black males, one slender, the other heavier set – was the same in all three incidents, police said.

Officials didn't say what the suspects got away with, but they have informed pharmacies in the area and other metro police departments about the recent crimes, the release notes.

Police are asking anyone with information on the robberies to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), noting people who provide information leading to the arrest and charges of the suspects could be eligible for an award.

Several robberies were also reported over the weekend. The Star Tribune says there were 15 robberies or attempted robberies in south Minneapolis, where there's been a recent spike in crime.

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