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Personal Safety Alert - Robbery

Robbery 01/27/2013

UPDATE 02/07/2013: Suspects in this case have been arrested. On Sunday January 27, 2013 at 4:30 a.m., two males were walking home in the area of Birchwood Street, Dillon and Floral avenues when they were approached by two people to use a cell phone. When one of them gave a cell phone to use, one of the individuals who approached them displayed what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun. The suspects took the two victims wallets and cell phones and left the area in a car driving north which appeared dark in color and possibly had four doors. No one was injured.

2013-02-10
Robbery

UPDATE 02/07/2013: Suspects in this case have been arrested.

On Sunday January 27, 2013 at 4:30 a.m., two males were walking home in the area of Birchwood Street, Dillon and Floral avenues when they were approached by two people to use a cell phone. When one of them gave a cell phone to use, one of the individuals who approached them displayed what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun. The suspects took the two victims wallets and cell phones and left the area in a car driving north which appeared dark in color and possibly had four doors. No one was injured.

The two male suspects were described as black, younger in age, height of 5'5" to 5'11", thin builds, clean-shaven and both were wearing jeans. The suspects descriptions also included:

* one was described as having dark skin, wearing a dark blue "puffy" winter style coat with a hood.
* the other as light skin, wearing a tan or white zippered sweatshirt with a hood.

Police recommend to always walk in well-lit areas, try to walk with a friend, get a license plate number if possible and be aware of surroundings. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact public safety staff at 507-387-8780.
 

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