Police arrest suspected metro area armed robber

by Shannon Lee
Dane Robert Nelson, 20, was arrested Thursday night in Albert Lea on suspicion of seven armed robberies in the metro area.
Several people notified police agencies and named Nelson after a surveillance video was broadcast, reported the Star Tribune.
A Bloomington convenience store clerk that was robbed while working on Dec. 4 later identified Nelson in a photo lineup.
Nelson is charged with one count of aggravated robbery. Police suspect he is also connected to similar robberies around the metro, and additional charges are likely. South St. Paul Police Chief Dan Vujovich told KSTP the robberies were committed the same way each time.
"A lone white male, he comes into the store, displays a black semi-automatic handgun, with a plastic bag and demanding money from the cashier," Vujovich said.
No one was injured during the robberies.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Shannon published on December 10, 2010 9:53 PM.

Experts speculate cause of Red Sea shark attacks was the previous entry in this blog.

US life expectancy dropped, health experts say is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.