Oakdale police searched early Monday morning for a suspect wanted in connection with the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver, said Oakdale Community Affairs Officer Michelle Stark.
Just after midnight, the suspect approached the delivery person while she was in her vehicle, according to a press release from the Oakdale Police Department. He took two cell phones and cash, the release says.
A K-9 unit and Minnesota State Patrol helicopter assisted in the search, which took place north of the 1300 block of Gentry Avenue, according to a CodeRED alert sent out around 1:12 a.m. to nearby residents by Washington County.
They were searching for a black male, about 5-foot-6-inches tall, with a medium build, according to the alert. He was seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a small pistol, the alert says.
Another aggravated robbery took place at 9:48 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Subway restaurant in the 1100 block of Geneva Avenue, according to the press release. A black man pointed a handgun at store employees and demanded money, the release says. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the release.
Police aren't sure whether the two robberies are related, the release says.