Five south Minneapolis businesses were robbed at gunpoint between 4 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Minneapolis police said the suspect appears to be the same person in each of the robberies -- one at Walgreens, four at SuperAmerica stations.
The suspect made off with cash from both venues and a small amount of narcotics from Walgreens.
The robberies were reported in the following order:
1. SuperAmerica at 6000 Portland Avenue South
2. Walgreens at 2426 Hennepin Avenue
3. SuperAmerica at 2501 Hennepin Avenue
4. SuperAmerica at 2200 Lyndale Avenue
5. SuperAmerica at 4320 E. Lake Street
The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male, 20 – 30 years old, dressed in all black with a black knit hat and a black face mask covering the lower portion of his face. In at least two of the robberies he was wearing glasses. He showed a black semi-automatic handgun in each of the robberies.
Anyone with information about these robberies or the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Minneapolis Police Department Robbery Unit Sgt. Walter Carlson at 612-673-3856.
Anyone with any information about this case may also send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous.