Bundled-up armed robber hits 5 businesses in 3 hours

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The disguise made perfect sense for the weather: Police say an armed robber bundled up from head to toe and wearing a ski mask hit five Minneapolis businesses in less than three hours early Tuesday morning, local media reported. No one was injured.

Investigators say they believe it was the same man who brandished a semi-automatic handgun to rob Four SuperAmerica gas stations and one Walgreens store, stealing cash, plus a small amount of narcotics from the Walgreens, in a string of robberies.

The holdups began at about 4 a.m. at a SuperAmerica convenience store at 6000 Portland Ave., the Star Tribune reports. The robber calmly made his demands and did not scream threats, the newspaper reports. The spree ended at a SuperAmerica store at 43rd and East Lake Street, WCCO reported.

Police are also trying to determine if the same man robbed a St. Paul Walgreens at about 4:35 a.m., the Pioneer Press reports.

The suspect was described as a heavy-set black man, 20 to 30 years old, dressed in all black with a black knit hat and a black face mask covering the lower portion of his face, FOX 9 reported.

Police called it a high-priority case heading into the new year, the Star Tribune reported.

Anyone with information about the robberies can send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip, or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

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