Duluth, Superior Police Need Help Finding Robbery Suspects
Posted at: 10/28/2013 1:45 PM
| Updated at: 10/28/2013 10:44 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
Duluth and Superior police are investigating two robberies and need your help finding the five suspects.
Authorities were called to the 600 block of North 9th Avenue East on an armed robbery call at 1:11 Sunday morning.
Investigation revealed a 23-year-old victim was walking home when she was approached by the suspects, authorities said. They said two of the suspects had handguns.
The woman told police that the suspects pointed the guns at her and took her purse and cell phone before running east on 6th Street, authorities said.
The woman described the three suspects to police as follows:
- Suspect 1 - Black male, 22-24 years old, approximately 5'7", skinny, wearing dark, baggy clothing and carrying a handgun
- Suspect 2 - Black male, 22-24 years old, approximately 5'7", skinny, wearing dark-colored clothing and carrying a handgun
- Suspect 3 - Black male wearing dark-colored clothing
Just after 9 p.m. Sunday night, Superior police responded to a report of an armed robbery on North 6th Street between Cumming and Baxter Avenue. They said a driver for Badger Taxi was robbed after driving two men to that location from Duluth.
According to police, when the driver pulled over, the men grabbed him from behind, demanded his money and ordered him to empty his pockets before fleeing on foot.
Police said the two suspects are described as black males in their 20s, and about six feet tall with a slim build. They said one suspect was wearing a dark-colored hooded shirt and jeans.
While Superior police said the driver reported the incident as an armed robbery, they couldn't say whether a weapon was used.
Police do not believe the crimes are linked.
If anyone has information has seen or knows the whereabouts of the suspects they are asked to call 911.