Teen held in string of robberies in south Minneapolis

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 3, 2008 - 10:56 PM

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a string of recent armed robberies of pedestrians in south Minneapolis, said Lt. Mike Fossum.

The robberies occurred in the Field, Regina, Northrop, Hale and Diamond Lake neighborhoods. At least nine people have been robbed since Sept. 4, and police say they have tied the teenager to six of the nine robberies.

"It's the same M.O. and suspect description, so we're pretty confident he's responsible for the others," Fossum said.

No one was hurt in any of the hold-ups, police said. The suspect got wallets and cash in the robberies, and in one instance got a briefcase, police said.

The teen was arrested this week and was being held in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center, with charges of aggravated robbery pending.

TIM HARLOW

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