ST. PAUL, Minn. - Police are searching for a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at an 11-month old child.
Authorities believe the man is behind three separate armed robberies on St. Paul's east side. All of the incidents happened around 11:45 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
In one, the suspect went up to a man and woman in the 1800 block of East Magnolia Avenue, pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at their baby. The man demanded money and the victims gave him $1,400.
Another man and woman reported a similar incident in the 1800 block of East Magnolia. They told police a man pulled a silver handgun on them and demanded money. The two handed over $200.
About a block away, officers were flagged down by two men who said they had just been robbed. The men said a man on a bicycle rode up to them, showed a handgun and demanded money. After the victims said they didn't have any money, the suspect allegedly fired two shots into the air and demanded a beer. The men were carrying a case a beer, and handed one over to the suspect who then rode away.
The victims in all three cases provided a similar description of the suspect: a black man, about six feet tall, thin, with a scruffy goatee, 25 to 35 years old, wearing blue jeans and a gray or navy hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the St. Paul Police Department.
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