Climmey Jordon robbed five St. Paul businesses in less than three weeks in November, according to charges filed Thursday.
In each case, the St. Paul man stuck his hand in his sweatshirt and told or implied to his victims that he had a gun, according to the charges. In a few cases, Jordon donned a ski mask after first speaking to his victims.
A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court accuses Jordon, 41, of robbing the Perkins Restaurant at 1544 W. University Av. on Nov. 10, the Go Figure clothing store at 1560 Selby Av. on Nov. 12, the Amore Shoes shop at 1549 W. University Av. on Nov. 13, the Arby's at 1810 W. University Av. on Nov. 22 and the White Castle at 505 Rice St. on Nov. 23.
No one was hurt, although Jordon did push one victim during the Amore Shoes robbery, the complaint said. In that case, Jordon entered the store and asked to look at women's size 8 shoes.
He was looking at one of the shoes when he suddenly pulled a ski mask out of his pocket and put it on, according to the complaint.
Jordon ordered employees to open the cash register while he put one hand in his sweatshirt pocket and implied that he was armed, the complaint said.
The robber got away with small amounts of money in some robberies but left empty-handed in others.
Jordon is charged with five counts of second-degree aggravated robbery.
Authorities were led to Jordon when Richfield police questioned him for a robbery there. He admitted to Richfield police that he was responsible for "many" robberies in the Twin Cities, including in St. Paul, the charges said.