Armed robber targets Bloomington firms, serial burglar hits schools in Brooklyn Park


Two metro area police departments are on the hunt for serial criminals.

Bloomington police are looking for a man believed to be behind "several recent metro robberies," two of which were in the south suburb.

In a Bloomington PD press release, it says the man robbed a business at gunpoint in the 7900 block of Portland Avenue on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, robbed another in the 3700 block of West Old Shakopee Road.

In each case he was wearing a mask. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and having a slender build.

Surveillance footage showed him leaving one of the scenes in a silver coupe, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier or Cobalt.

Anyone with information should call Bloomington police on 952-563-4900.

Pair wanted for series of school burglaries

Brooklyn Park police have released images of two suspects in burglaries at four schools over the past 11 days.

According to the department's Facebook page, the pair strike in the early morning hours and have been stealing iPads, laptops, and other small electronics.

WCCO reports the burglaries occurred on Sunday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 31, and two this Friday.

Police say they are believed to be between 16 and 22 years of age.

Anyone with information should call police on 911.

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