Some thieves value style over substance.
That might explain Cleophas Williams’ mode of transportation after robbing a SuperAmerica in Northeast on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint filed last month in Hennepin County District Court.
His alleged getaway vehicle of choice? A limousine.
Williams hired the limo that day to take him and his girlfriend to the gas station, at 1846 Johnson St. NE, then instructed the driver to park nearby and wait, police said.
He walked into the store with a gun, according to the complaint, and walked out with about $200 and several packs of cigarettes. Police say he then jumped back in the limo, telling the driver "Let's go, let's go."
Williams, 27, was arrested the following week while riding around in the same limo and charged with second-degree aggravated robbery, authorities said.
Police are questioning Williams in connection with at least three other armed robberies across the West Metro: a Holiday gas station at 5410 Lakeland Av. N. in Crystal on Nov. 18; a Walgreens at 2024 85th Av. N. in Brooklyn Park on Nov. 21 ; and another Walgreens at 4547 Hiawatha Av. in Minneapolis on New Year's Eve.
Authorities said the suspect in at least one of the holdups fled the scene in a limo.