St. Paul, MN – A robbery victim provided a crucial piece of evidence in solving his September home invasion simply by browsing YouTube.
Law enforcement officials confirm that they had been on the lookout for three men going door-to-door with pamphlets in St. Paul. When a victim answered the door, the suspects would break their guise and force themselves in, threatening owners and robbing the house.
That’s what happened to a 31-year-old man who was home alone with his 2-year-old daughter in September. The three suspects knocked on his door and when he answered it, they immediately threatened him with a handgun, beat him up, and forced their way inside. They zip-tied the owner and threatened to shoot his daughter if he didn’t tell them where they could find the money inside the house. They also demanded drugs.
The victim said that he doesn’t take drugs and didn’t have much money. Still, they managed to make off with $2,000 he had set aside for rent.
They also stole a laptop, an iPad and two handguns from the owner. After they left the house, the victim was able to chew through his ties, secure his daughter, and call the police.
Nothing much came of the robbery until he spotted all three of the victims in different rap videos posted on YouTube. The victim told police that he was “100 percent sure” that the suspects appeared in the videos. He claimed to have watched them several times in order to identify the suspects.
Police identified and arrested them. They’re known members of the Mount Airy Boys and Oriental Ruthless Boys gangs.
Tried though I did, I was unable to find any rap videos from these guys. If you know them or follow their YouTube channel, shoot me a link and I’ll throw you a mention!