Minneapolis Crime of the Week

More stolen guns on the streets of Minneapolis:

1300 Summit Av: Officers responded to Robbery of Dwelling call; 3 suspects entered through unlocked window while victim was playing piano; suspects tied up victim in basement, took several guns, including an 28-gauge shotgun; Crime Lab processed scene; precinct investigators working with Violent Offenders Task Force

And another stolen gun:

2400 Hennepin Av E: Officers responded to a Burglary of Business call; suspects entered through small window of adjacent closed business, used shared basement to access business; broke into safe; loss includes valuable coin collection, loaded 12-gauge shotgun; Crime Lab processed scene

One less machine gun:

Arrested: Fugitive in south Mpls wanted on federal weapons charges; during arrest officers recovered machine gun next to bed where fugitive was located, charged with additional weapons charge

The story above mentions stolen coins. The story below is about people picked up with . . . stolen coins. Coincidence?

11th St S/37th Av E: Officers on routine patrol observed car without front plate parked; car pulled away from curb before officers had a chance to get out of squad; while following car, discovered car matched description for probable cause pick up for Burglary; officers stopped car; driver did not have valid driver’s license or insurance; passenger had a number of tools commonly used for burglary; recovered cameras, coins, other potentially stolen items: 2 Arrested/BURGLARY

How many open stolen coin cases are there in Minneapolis?

Thank you to the Good Samaritans who intervened in this mugging:

3100 Bryant Av S: Suspect tackled victim and tried to steal purse; 2 witnesses observed attack, intervened, holding down suspect until officers arrived: Arrested/ROBBERY of PERSON

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