The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 7, 2013

Arrests made in Birchwood Avenue robbery

Teens suspects from Mankato, Albert Lea


Free Press Staff Writer

MANKATO — Three suspects have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that was reported by two men at 4:30 a.m.  Jan. 27.

The victims told police they were in the area of Birchwood Street and Dillon and Floral avenues when two males asked to use a cellphone. After providing the strangers with a cellphone to use, one of the suspects allegedly displayed what appeared to be a short-barreled shotgun, a Mankato Department of Public Safety news release said. The suspects then left in a car that was nearby.

The three people arrested are Emmanuel Dak Wal, 18, of Albert Lea, a 17-year-old boy from Albert Lea and a 16-year-old boy from Mankato.