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MINNEAPOLIS – Five businesses were robbed at gunpoint in south Minneapolis early Tuesday morning and police believe one suspect is responsible.

In all four Super Americas and one Walgreens were robbed between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. The suspect started at a Super America located at 6000 Portland Avenue South before continuing onto a Walgreens at 2426 Hennepin Avenue. He then moved onto three more Super Americas located at 2501 Hennepin Avenue, 2200 Lyndale Avenue, and 4320 E. Lake Street.

The suspect brandished a black semi-automatic handgun at each location.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male about 20-30 years old. He was dressed in all black with a black knit hat and a black face mask covering the lower part of his face. Police say he was wearing glasses in at least of the robberies.

Cash and a small amount of narcotics from the Walgreens were taken by the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Sgt. Walter Carlson of the Minneapolis Police Robbery Unit at 612-673-3856.

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