A Fridley man faces charges in Coon Rapids Kay Jewelers case.
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Read it here: Police narrative from criminal complaint against Matthew Thomas Kennedy. He faces one count of aggravated first-degree robbery in Coon Rapids Kay Jewelers case.
A Fridley man now faces a charge first-degree aggravated robbery in what police say was a strong-arm jewelry store heist on Dec. 30 at Kay Jewelers in Coon Rapids. At the store, a salesperson showed him a 1.56-carat diamond ring worth $15,599, Matthew Thomas Kennedy "suddenly grabbed the ring, yanked it off of her finger, and ran out the door," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. To read the full statement of probable cause from the criminal complaint, click on the PDF thumbnail above. Kennedy's yank broke the store employee's finger, according to a statement from the Anoka County Attorney's office. If found guilty, Kennedy could get a sentence of as many as 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $35,000. Kennedy was …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Anoka County Sheriff's Office calls publicity from store-video images 'decisive factor.'
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a suspect in the Dec. 30, 2012 robbery at Key Jewelry in Coon Rapids. The suspect, a 23-year-old man whose last known address was in Fridley, has not yet been charged. Fridley Patch does not generally report suspects' names until prosecutors file a criminal complaint. The suspect snatched a $15,000 diamond ring, according to police. Authorities publicized still images and video clips from surveillance video cameras, both at Kay Jewelry and at another Anoka County jewelry store that the same suspect visited. "No doubt the exposure received was the decisive factor in the leads which generated the arrest," Cdr. Paul Sommer of the sheriff's office said in a statement. The case remains …