Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Feds say Peter Christopher Nunn of Fridley robbed Payless in Coon Rapids and Famous Footwear in Shakopee in January. Maximum sentence: 40 years.
A Fridley man accused of using a BB gun from the Fridley Walmart to rob shoe stores in Coon Rapids and Shakopee was indicted in federal court Tuesday on charges carrying a maximum sentence of 40 years. Updated: Click on the PDF thumbnail to read the federal indictment. Peter Christopher Nunn, 41, robbed Payless ShoeSource, 8510 Springbrook Dr., Coon Rapids of about $300 on Jan. 5, the indictment says, and two days later robbed Famous Footwear, 1593 E. 17th Ave., Shakopee, of about $700. Each of two counts of interference with commerce by robbery could bring as much as 20 years behind bars under the 1946 Hobbs Act, which allows "federal prosecutors to prosecute violent habitual criminals who commit armed robberies in places of business that…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Horserace gambling-debt inspired his purchase of pellet gun Fridley Walmart, police allege.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Suspect hit Coon Rapids Payless, Shakopee Famous Footwear before 95-mph chase, standoff at Savage Target, police say.
The suspect who robbed Payless Shoes in Coon Rapids Saturday also robbed Famous Footwear in Shakopee Monday, according to police, before a 95-mph police chase ended with a standoff and his eventual arrest in a Target parking lot in Savage. Video from the Fridley Walmart store on Saturday evening shows the suspect purchasing an Airsoft pistol matching the weapon used the same evening in the Coon Rapids robbery, according to Coon Rapids Police Capt. John Hattstrom. Police have identified the suspect arrested Monday as a 42-year-old from Savage, but Hattstrom said he may have lived in Fridley recently and may soon be transferred to Anoka County jail. Saturday in Coon Rapids and Fridley Store video captured the suspect buying the gun in the …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Police were still searching, according to Anoka County Emergency Dispatch.
Updated below. A robbery at Payless Shoes in Coon Rapids at 8:50 p.m. Saturday led to a police search a short distance south in the area of the Springbrook Apartments in Fridley. As of 9:50 p.m., police had not found a suspect, according to Anoka County Emergency Dispatch. The Police Clips Facebook page, which gathers information from law enforcement scanners, reported: Armed Robbery of business in Coon Rapids, MN Suspect locked employees in the bathroom and escaped. Fridley, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Anoka County Sheriffs assisting. Crime Lab now responding. Anoka County Emergency Dispatch said the information about employees being locked in the bathroom "hasn't been verified." A commenter at the Fridley Patch Facebook page reported at 9:35 p.…