The Sun Sailor is reporting that the armed robber who hit the Blockbuster in Wayzata on March 30th is still at large. The original police report indicated that the suspect was a black male with light skin, 25-30 years old, 6 feet tall, and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, a knit hat and blue jeans.
The article also indicates that the last armed robbery in Wayzata was in 2002 at the Wayzata Amoco.
Wayzata is a safe as they come in the metro area in terms of crime. According to City Data, since 2001 there have been no registered sex offenders living in Wayzata, no murders, 2 rapes, 4 robberies, and 9 assaults. Cars are stolen with some frequency, but that is to be expected as a lot of the cars belonging to Wayzatians are high end luxury imports. There is recently a story about a Wayzata High School student who has been prostituting herself, and was involved as an accomplice to an attempted murder.
What is interesting about armed robbery is that it takes as much or more effort to rob a Blockbuster for $350.00 as it does to flip burgers for the clown for a week. It must be desperation, and thank goodness no one was hurt in this instance.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the developments.