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 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Strong-arm heist happened Dec. 30 at Kay Jewelry in Coon Rapids, sheriff's office says, but new photos show same suspect at different store.
The young man who robbed a $15,000 diamond ring Dec. 30, 2012, from a Coon Rapids jewelry store showed his face at another Anoka County jewelers', according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, and they want you to see the pictures. Nine new photos show what the sheriff's office says may be the same suspect a day earlier at a different store in Anoka. Earlier, the sheriff's office released first still photos and then a video clip that a surveillance camera caught during the alleged robbery. If you have any information about the suspect, call the Coon Rapids Police Department or the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 763-427-1212.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See it here: Anoka County authorities want public's help in identifying suspect in video.
Watch this clip from surveillance video during what authorities say was a strong-arm robbery Sunday at the Kay Jewelry store at Coon Rapids' Riverdale Mall, about eight miles northwest of Fridley. Recognize anyone? The Anoka County Sheriff's Office released the video Wednesday in hopes that someone will see it and have information to help identify the suspect. Reported missing: a $10,000 diamond ring, according to an earlier statement Monday from the sheriff's office that also included still images from the surveillance video. That valuation has increased, the Star Tribune reported: The value of the ring, with a 1.6-carat Leo diamond, is more than $15,000. The man asked to see a specific engagement ring for a closer look, the Sheriff's …