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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

December 31, 2010

www.atf.gov

Contact: Robert Schmidt, PIO

(651) 726-0316

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.

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