St. Paul police are urging the public to be cautious and pay extra attention to their surroundings, a day after a man was shot during a street robbery.
St. Paul police spokeswoman Janet Dunnom said Monday's incident was the latest in a series of up to eight armed robberies police believe are related. All the incidents happened in the neighborhood just north of the State Capitol.
"In all of the cases, the suspect showed the handgun, and at times pointed the gun at them. But this is the first time he shot anyone," Dunnom said of the robbery Monday.
The latest victim had walked out of his house toward his car when the suspect confronted him, police said. A witness said the suspect shot the man twice, then fled.
The victim was taken to the hospital with serious wounds but is expected to survive. Police haven't been able to talk to the victim yet because of his injuries.
Authorities said people in the area should be aware of strangers and not try to confront or resist if they're confronted by someone with a weapon.