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Authorities have already charged 18 of those arrested, ages ranging from 15 to 27, according to WCCO. Multiple videos show a group of young men surrounding would-be victims and stealing victims’ wallets and other valuables, often violently.
Robberies increased more than 50% from 2018 to 2019. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 26 last year, 156 robberies took place. In the same time frame in 2019, victims reported 240 robberies.