The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 10, 2013

One of two suspects in custody in robbery; police looking for gun wielder


The Free Press

MANKATO — From the Mankato Department of Public Safety:

One suspect is in custody following a drug deal that ended in robbery Thursday night.

Police say that at 6:30 p.m. last night, police were called to a parking lot near Balcerzak Drive and Pohl Road regarding a possible robbery. 

Police found three men who matched the description of the robbery suspects. Marijuana was found and the suspects said they were selling it when the buyer showed a handgun and stole the drug. Patrol officers worked with Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force agents to identify one of the suspects, a juvenile male, who was later arrested.

Police are still  looking, however, for the gun wielder. He was described as a black male of average height with a thin build who was wearing a red Air Jordon hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident. Although this incident is believed to be isolated and without threat to the public, anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 387-878.