“Eighteen people ranging from 15 to 27 years old have been charged in relation to two separate robberies in downtown Minneapolis in August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Only one person, 25-year-old Adrian Cooper of Brooklyn Center has been charged in both of the incidents, according authorities.
All of those arrested were charged with one count or combination of attempted first-degree robbery, first-degree robbery, aiding and abetting first-degree robbery and third-degree riot. All of these charges except riot are felonies, according to officials.
The first incident below occurred the morning of Aug. 3. A man was robbed outside of Target field.Video showed around a dozen people trying to steal a man's phone, beating him, and ripping off his shoes and pants as they went through his pockets. The man was then jumped on, hit with plant pots and run over by a bicycle.
The second incident occurred in the early morning of Aug. 17.
The victim told police he was with friends in a downtown bar but after he left, he was standing on the corner using his phone, when a group surrounded him and tried to take his wallet.
He was beaten unconscious and he was later diagnosed with a concussion.His cellphone, wallet, keys and $100 in cash was stole.His bank notified him that suspects used his debit card to withdraw $220 from an ATM.
Four of the suspects in the two robberies were 15 years old.