Statewide Alert Issued for Minnesota Small Town Robbery Suspect
The state public safety agency issued the bulletin Friday afternoon. As of Saturday morning the suspect is still at-large.
Law enforcement responded to the report of a robbery at a gas station in western-Minnesota’s Grant County around 1:30 p.m. Friday. The reported robbery occurred at a Casey’s in the small town of Hoffman, which is about 25 miles west of Alexandria.
Authorities say the suspect entered the store and asked the clerk to exchange coins for dollar bills. When the clerk opened the till, the man reached to grab the cash tray.
The clerk then tried to stop the suspect but he forcibly grabbed money from the till and ran out of the store, the bulletin says. Officials describe the male suspect as six feet tall with a thin build.
A screenshot of security camera footage indicates he was wearing a mask that covered his nose and mouth. Investigators described the suspect’s outfit as a dark colored hooded jacket, possibly black or dark blue, with a white emblem in the chest area, a dark colored sweatshirt with the hood up, dark colored pants and white Nike tennis shoes.
He also had a dark ring on his left hand, and had dark colored wristbands/watch on both of his wrists. Authorities say the man appears to be pigeon-toed.
The suspect is believed to have then fled the property to the southwest on a gravel road in a green or other dark colored 1999-2004 Chrysler 300M with possible damage to the front driver’s side fender and left front quarter panel.
The amount of money he made off with is unknown. License plate information for the suspect vehicle is not available.
Anyone who may have spotted the suspect vehicle or has information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 218-685-8280.