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Police Department Statement: Robbery Incident on Anderson Lakes Parkway
At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, Eden Prairie Police were called to the area of Anderson Lakes Parkway near Neill Lake Road, regarding a robbery that had just occurred.
Responding officers met with two adult female victims who had been walking on the path along the north side of Anderson Lakes Parkway. The victims stated they had been approached by two black males demanding money; and that as the men stole one victim’s purse, the other victim attempted to intervene, and both victims received minor injuries consistent with the use of a knife. The suspects then fled the area on foot.
Hennepin County Medical Center paramedics reported to the scene and transported both victims for treatment of their injuries.
In attempting to track the suspects, an Eden Prairie Police Department K9 was used and officers from the Bloomington Police Department as well as the Minnesota State Patrol provided assistance, which included the use of a State Patrol helicopter.
At this time, the suspects have not been located and Eden Prairie Police are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity or who may have information related to this incident, to call 952-949-6200 and report it the Police Department immediately. Police would like to remind residents that this type of incident is not a common occurrence in this community; however, it is always important to remain vigilant about personal safety with the following safety tips:
- Be aware of your surroundings and whenever possible, travel in a familiar, high-traffic area, especially after dark.
- Avoid using your phone; it not only distracts you from what’s happening around you, but can also be a target for theft.
- Carry as few valuables as possible – such as wallets, money, electronics, etc. – and carry them in your pockets, rather than a purse or bag.