Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
St. Paul Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
December 31, 2010
Contact: Robert Schmidt, PIO
ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Metro Business Robberies
ST. PAUL — A reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and convictions of those responsible for multiple business robberies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area was announced today by Bernard J. Zapor, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Paul Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
ATF has pledged the reward with the hope that this will generate some additional investigative leads and accelerate the apprehension of these violent suspects who have been preying on innocent hard working members of the community, Zapor said.
ATF will continue to partner with state and local law enforcement agencies to solve these crimes.
These multiple crimes have triggered a joint investigation among ATF and the following law enforcement agencies: Minneapolis Police Department, St. Paul Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, South St. Paul Police Department, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Richfield Police Department, New Hope Police Department, Crystal Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, New Brighton Police Department, Brooklyn Center Police Department and the Hopkins Police Department.
The public’s assistance is requested in the following robberies:
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. — Super USA, 97 Annapolis, St. Paul
Monday, Dec. 27, 9:27 p.m. — Taco Bell, 1484 White Bear, St. Paul
Monday, Dec. 27, 7:25 p.m. — Jimmy Johns, 2446 University Ave W., St. Paul
Thursday, Dec. 23, 9 p.m. — Quick Stop, 1257 Thompson, South St. Paul
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 3:31 p.m.— KFC, 740 S. Cleveland, St. Paul
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10:31 p.m. — Taco Bell, 2208 66th St W, Richfield
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 9:37 p.m. — Chanticlear Pizza, 9428 36th Ave N, New Hope
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7:53 p.m. — O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4921 W. Broadway, Crystal
Monday, Dec. 20, 3:27 p.m. — Subway, 10 66th St. E, Richfield
Sunday, Dec. 19, 9:19 p.m. — Dominos, 1115 Vicksburg La N, Plymouth
Saturday, Dec. 18, 5:14 p.m. — Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 4953 Penn Ave. S, Minneapolis
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:02 p.m. — Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 2233 Energy Park, St. Paul
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10:40 a.m. — Subway, 2752 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:55 p.m. — EZ Stop, 574 Old Hwy 8 NW, New Brighton
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:34 p.m. — McDonalds, 1168 Silver Lake Rd., New Brighton
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:12 p.m. — Jimmy John’s, 615 66th Ave. N, Brooklyn Center
Friday, Dec. 3, 2:12 p.m. — Taco Bell, 819 Cambridge St., Hopkins
Saturday, Nov. 21, 4:01 p.m. — Pizza Man, 2744 Douglas Drive N, Crystal
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:49 p.m. — O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2105 57th Ave. N, Brooklyn Center
Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the ATF Hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). All calls will be kept confidential.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.