Armed robbers hit Lauderdale convenience store

Two men armed with handguns robbed the Super USA convenience store in Lauderdale July 2. (photos courtesy of St. Anthony Police Department)

Armed with handguns, two men robbed a convenience store in Lauderdale early in the evening of July 2.

According to a press release from the St. Anthony Police Department, which contracts for police service in Lauderdale, the two robbed the Super USA store in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue around 7:30 p.m., taking cash from the register and cartons of Newport cigarettes. 

No employees were injured during the robbery said St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth.

St. Anthony police, with help from Roseville Police Department officers and St. Paul Police Department K9 officers, set up a perimeter around the store, Mangseth said, and briefly searched the area.

Mangseth said K9s tracked the suspects to a nearby apartment parking lot where the trail ended. He said it's believed the men left the area in a vehicle from the parking lot.

Employees described one suspect to police as a black man with longer than shoulder-length dreadlocks, who wore blue jeans, a green plaid long-sleeved shirt, dark-color shoes with white highlights, glasses and a baseball cap printed with marijuana leaves, the release says. He may have had a mustache.

The other suspect was described as a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks, who wore tan pants, tan shoes with white soles, a green jacket, a green baseball cap and glasses, the release says. He also had some of his hair pulled into a bun through the strap on the back of his hat and had a small mustache and facial hair on his chin.

"We are looking for any and all leads," Mangseth said.

St. Anthony police and the Ramsey County Crime Lab are investigating. Those with any information can call St. Anthony police at 612-782-3350 and reference case number 16005703.

You can also call Ramsey County Dispatch at 651-767-0648.

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