Mankato Armed Robbery Arrests 14 Mar 14

Two juvenile males are in custody after allegedly robbing a Mankato pizza-delivery man at gunpoint Wednesday night. The robbery occurred at shortly after 10:30pm on East Plum Street in Mankato. The delivery person was apparently approached by the two boys as he walked into an apartment complex, and one of the suspects reportedly pointed what looked like a semi-automatic handgun at the victim and demanded money. He complied with their demands and the suspects fled. When officers tracked them down one of the boys was allegedly seen throwing something into the snow, and officers recovered a replica of a semi-automatic handgun. The two were arrested, and are facing charges of aggravated robbery, assault and terroristic threats. Mankato police were assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Offices.