Robber takes $150 cash from U area business

by Thomas Douty

An unknown suspect robbed a University area business at gunpoint early Feb. 23 and escaped with about $150 in cash.
A man walked into Gary’s University Service on Como Avenue in southeast Minneapolis at about 6:50 a.m. The man entered the gas station and pointed at the attendant what appeared to be a gun concealed under a rag.
A video surveillance camera recorded the robbery, and Minneapolis police are looking at the tape with sophisticated equipment, said Gary Rubey, owner of the gas station.
Minneapolis police said the robbery is currently under investigation.
No one was injured in the incident.

In other police news:
ù An Institute of Technology student was shocked to find an unknown suspect peering into her Marcy-Holmes apartment just before 7 a.m. on Feb. 22.
According to police reports, the 19-year-old woman noticed a figure of a man standing outside the rear glass door of her ground-floor apartment as she exited her bathroom.
The victim screamed when she saw feet at the bottom of a glass door and the silhouette of a man standing behind the blinds of the door.
The suspect fled the scene when the woman screamed.
The woman has since moved a dresser in front of the door to increase her privacy.

ù A Minneapolis police squad car was involved in an accident with a school bus and another vehicle at the intersection of Fourth Street and 10th Avenue Southeast. The officer was responding to another accident in the area when the incident occurred.
No injuries were reported, and there was only minor damage to the vehicles as a result of the incident.

Thomas Douty covers police and courts and welcomes comments at [email protected] He can also be reached at (612) 627-4070 x3233.