Police in South Minneapolis are issuing a warning to construction workers tonight, especially those who speak Spanish. They have been targeted in a recent spate of robberies.
Our reporter, Sammy Selina, has the latest update on this Saturday evening near Lake Nokomis. As you take your evening walks, you may come across your neighbors, but news of a crime spree has them on high alert. These hardworking individuals are being targeted while carrying out their duties. According to the Minneapolis police, there have been twelve thefts and robberies specifically aimed at Spanish-speaking construction workers in the first two days of November alone. The victims have reported that both male and female juveniles were involved in these incidents, with some robberies occurring in groups and even involving firearms. Deborah Rogers, a witness to these crimes, claims to have seen this happening over the past few months.
She recalls a situation where her neighbor’s equipment worth $1000 was stolen from his truck, and the perpetrators quickly fled the scene in a car. Although the police have made some arrests, the robberies and thefts persist throughout South Minneapolis on both sides of 35. The fact that these incidents are targeting vulnerable individuals adds to the concern among the community. Neighbors are hopeful that the offenders will not escape justice as cash, weapons, power tools, wallets, and passports have all been stolen. The police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying and locating the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, they advise residents to inform their contractors about the ongoing crime wave..