Suspects chased across Twin Cities

Published 10:31am Thursday, August 28, 2014

ST. PAUL  — St. Paul authorities say one person is in custody following an armed robbery and police chase across the Twin Cities.

St. Paul Police Cmdr. Eric Anderson said one person remained at large late Wednesday. He said two men robbed a St. Paul Pawn American store at gunpoint before fleeing on a motorcycle. It’s unclear what they took.

Police said they ditched the motorcycle after crossing the Lake Street Bridge into Minneapolis. Police arrested one of the suspects as they headed for the Mississippi River.

Anderson said an “assault-style rifle” was recovered near the water.

Officials from both Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments were in the area Wednesday night, as well as University of Minnesota authorities and a State Patrol helicopter.