The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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March 26, 2013

Robbery suspect sought

Man wanted for allegedly stealing a cellphone

MANKATO — Police are hoping Mankato residents can help identify a suspect in a Monday evening robbery at the Hilltop Lane apartment complex.

At about 5:15 p.m. Monday the victim reported he or she met a man who had responded to an Internet advertisement for a cellphone for sale. When the suspect met the victim at Hilltop Lane, the suspect ordered the victim to hand over the phone or he would shoot, a Mankato Department of Public Safety report said. A gun was never displayed.

The suspect is described as being an black man between the ages of 22 and 28. He was bald, had no facial hair was between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a red jacket, black track-style pants and light-colored shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to call 911.


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