Same gunmen suspected in 6 armed robberies in metro


Investigators say they believe the same three gunmen are responsible for six robberies in the Twin Cities in recent days.

Police have made no arrests, and only general descriptions of the suspects have been released. Police say the robbers have had their faces covered and worn masks, hoods and gloves in each crime. Witnesses have described the men as 20 to 25 years old, who work in groups of three and always display guns.

The latest incidents were a pair of brazen holdups by three pistol-toting robbers at two Minneapolis Subway restaurants on Thursday morning, about 90 minutes apart, police said.

In the first robbery at about 7 a.m. at the Subway, 2400 E. Hennepin Ave, police say the trio put employees in the cooler before fleeing with cash. In the second robbery in the St. Anthony Shopping Center at 2900 NE. Pentagon Drive, the men forced open the safe and money drawer and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported in either heist, KARE 11 reports.

Police released these images on their Facebook page:

On Monday, a similar robbery unfolded at the Lone Spur Grill and Bar on Cedar Lake Road in Minnetonka, near Hopkins High School and North Junior High School. Gunman robbed yet another Minneapolis Subway at about 7 a.m. March 13, police say.

Police say they believe two other similar robberies were the work of the same trio, although they say they cannot definitively connect all six, the Star Tribune reports.

Another robbery happened Monday morning at a Quiznos restaurant on 1851 Washington Ave. S., police say.

“They started to ask me ‘Where is the money? Where is the money? Get on the ground, crawl, crawl, crawl, crawl!’” Quiznos manager Marco Quiroga told WCCO. “I didn’t know what was going on.”

The gunmen told Quiroga to open a safe and then they put him in cooler with a co-worker, WCCO reported.

Next Up

moose minnesota usfws - flickr

MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

Anthony Edwards

Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

parker eisinger

Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

john Fluevog shoes 1

John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

sidecar drink

Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

Arthur Kollie

Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates 2021 - jacob frey sheila nezhad kate knuth

Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.