Cousins arrested in 4 Minneapolis armed robberies

Two cousins are in the Hennepin County jail, accused of a list of crimes including a violent armed robbery spree. In most cases, surveillance video and photos were very helpful to the Minneapolis Police Department's violent crime apprehension team.

In 4 different robberies, Jerry Carroll and Tyrone Morris used guns and threatened the victims if they didn’t comply. Police said the pair hit the Gas Stop on Penn Avenue, the Fremont Market, a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop and another store on Washington Street NE.

“Obviously this was financially-driven and there was no reason for us to think this was going to be stopping until they were caught,” Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said.

In fact, police believe the pair is responsible for a number of other crimes -- some even more violent than the armed robberies. For now, police say the community is at least a bit safer with Carroll and Morris off the streets. 

Morris had at least 2 prior armed robbery convictions back in 2005 and 2007.