Five “robberies of persons” occurred within two days in Seward and Longfellow. As a result, police are increasing their patrols in the neighborhood. At this point, two possible suspects have been arrested. A community meeting is being planned for the second week in October at Matthew’s Park. We’ll post more details about the meeting when they are confirmed.
Details of the five robberies were recently released by the MPD. Information is below:
- September 19th at 10 p.m. at 29th Ave & Lake St
Details: The victim was in the US Bank parking lot at 29th Ave South and Lake Street when two suspects approached and demanded money. The suspects assaulted the victim and took their property.
Loss: Jacket, cellphone, and cash.
Suspects: #1: 5’10 black male medium build 35- 45 years old wearing all black clothing; #2: 5’8 black female medium build 35- 45 years old wearing all black clothing.
- September 19th at 11:20 p.m. at 24th Ave & 22nd St
Details: Two victims were approached in the area of 22nd Street and 24th Ave South by three suspects and held up. One suspect implied he had a weapon. The other two suspects then went through the victims’ pockets and took their property.
Loss: Purse, wallet, and cash.
Suspects: #1: no information; #2: 5’6″-5’8″ black male, medium build, 20-25 years old; #3: 5’6 – 5’8 black male medium build 20-25 years old.
- September 20th at 1:23 a.m. at 31st Ave & Lake St
Details: Two victims were in the area of 31st Ave South and Lake Street when they were approached by three suspects. One suspect was armed with a weapon and demanded their property. Victims handed over loss and suspects fled the area southbound.
Loss: Cell phone, purse, wallet, and cash.
Suspects: #1: 5’10 black male medium build 18- 25 years old wearing black clothing, black bandana over lower half of face; #2: 5’10 black male medium build 18- 25 years old wearing black clothing; #3: 5’10 black male medium build 18- 25 years old wearing black clothing.
- September 20th at 11:30 p.m. at 28th Ave & Lake St
Details: The victim was leaving the bar in the area of 28th Ave South and Lake Street going to his car when he opened his rear passenger door to get something from the backseat. Three suspects with weapons approached him from behind and demanded money. The victim handed over his property, and the suspects fled east from the location.
Loss: Necklace, cell phone, wallet, and cash.
Suspects: #1: 5’9 black male medium build mid 20’s short afro, black jacket; #2: 5’9 black male medium build mid 20’s short straight hair, white t-shirt; #3: 5’9 black male medium build mid 20’s short afro, black t-shirt.
- September 20th at 12 p.m. at 28th St & 29th Ave
Details: The victim was walking west bound on 28th Street and 29th Ave South when a suspect came up from behind and grabbed her purse off her should and fled. The victim chased suspect and when she grabbed the purse back, the suspect knocked her down and took the contents from the purse and fled south bound in the alley between 29th – 30th Ave South.
Loss: Bus card, cell phone, and cash.
Suspect: 6’0 black male heavy build 20- 25 years old with a goatee, possible word tattooed on right cheek, black hoodie, blue jeans.