The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 30, 2013

"Flash rob" at Mankato convenience store overwhelms clerk



Although the scene in the Holiday Station store seemed chaotic, surveillance video showed it was likely planned.

The store clerk told Hoppe a large group of people was standing outside when one female walked into the store and asked the clerk if she was working alone. When the clerk said she was alone, the female walked outside and made a motion with her arms. A crowd of 40-50 people was in the store seconds later.

“Officer Hoppe, in reviewing the security footage, was able to see the commotion inside of the store and also noted that several displays were kicked over, items were knocked from the shelves and thrown around the store, there were bags of chips and cans of pop and energy drinks strewn about the store,” the complaint said.

Only Davon Jones faces felony charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm and making terroristic threats. He was released from prison in February after serving more than two years for burglarizing a Minneapolis residence while armed with a handgun.

Michael Jones and Fields are facing gross misdemeanor charges for obstruction of justice and rioting, and misdemeanor theft charges.

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