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October 8, 2002 // UPDATED 1:31 pm - April 30, 2007
By: By Kevin Featherly
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Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed an 85-year-old woman at knifepoint in a Downtown apartment building last month.

The elderly woman was robbed in an elevator at the Loring Towers Apartments, 15 E. Grant St., on Sept. 10.

Surveillance cameras caught the image of the man (right) as he mugged the elderly woman.

The image shows a white male, about 30-40 years old, wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans, standing between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches, police said.

Luther Krueger, crime prevention specialist for the Downtown police precinct, said investigators as yet have had no breaks in the case.

Anyone who has any information on the case is encouraged to call Sgt Holly Keegel at

673-2753.

Butler Square blood drive next Monday

By Ellen Nigon

Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive Monday, Oct. 28 from

9 a.m. to noon at Butler Square,

100 N. 6th St.

For more information call Anne at

871-3300, extension 4406.

10 Years Ago in Skyway News

Volunteers will monitor handicapped parking zones

Skyway News, Oct. 20, 1992

Scofflaws who park in handicapped zones soon will have a new reason to look over their shoulders.

Under a new Minneapolis ordinance, a fleet of trained citizen volunteers will be on the streets by early 1993 looking for vehicles parked illegally in spaces designated for the physically disabled. Violators will be cited and face the usual state fines of up to $100.