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Man killed in Shoreview had been robbed earlier in St. Paul

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09/12/13

  10:20:09 pm, by admin, 193 words  
Categories: Crime

Man killed in Shoreview had been robbed earlier in St. Paul

A man found shot to death in Shoreview in late August had been attacked and robbed of thousands of dollars in cash earlier that month in St. Paul.

Man killed in Shoreview had been robbed earlier in St. Paul

Source: Star Tribune

According to search warrant documents filed Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court, Hagos Tsegay Melake, 26, of South St. Paul, was the victim of a robbery on Aug. 15 in which $3,800 was stolen from him.

Melake ended up with one of the robbers’ cellphones, which he used to try to contact his assailants to get his money back. But when he was unsuccessful, Melake made an appointment to see a St. Paul police officer. He was found dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head the next day.

Randy Gustafson, spokesman for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, said as of now authorities couldn’t say if the robbery, in which two men have been charged in, was connected to Melake’s slaying. “They’re looking at all leads,” he said.

No suspects have been arrested yet in Melake’s death, Gustafson said. There is no known connection to any other recent homicide.

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Comment from: bichinchiru [Member]  
bichinchiru

Five Things To Do if You Are Robbed ( Daily RFT.com):

1. Give the robber whatever they ask for. No possession is worth more than your life. Period.

2. Assume all weapons are real and loaded. You don’t want to guess wrong on this.

3. Pay attention to your attacker so you can give as many details as possible to the police. Try to remember things like height, distinguishing features, clothing and direction of flight.

4. Call 911 as soon as you’re out of danger an[d] give the police a complete description as possible.( In Hagos case if he were gave the robbers’ cell phone to the cops he would have been survived to see the robbers caught and locked up.)

5. If there are witnesses, ask them to stay until police arrive. Ask for their name and contact information.

Remember: You[r] chances of being robbed are small, yet thinking about it now will help you remember these tips in spite of the adrenaline if you are ever a victim.


09/13/13 @ 03:51
Comment from: Bonso [Visitor]
Bonso

Dear Bichinichiru,
thank you so much for your lovely tips!!! I am sure many of our people who visit this website will benefit from the lists you have made. Indeed you are right and I do agree with you that no possession is worth more than your life! PERIOD.

09/13/13 @ 08:31
Comment from: tezeta tewodros [Visitor]
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tezeta tewodros

rest in peace I agree with bichinichiru great comment we need to follow the tip
here in los angeles just few weeks a go 3 Ethiopian girl after @ 2 pm they get out of club on Olympic ave then @ the parking lot they offer ride by 2 afro American man .
then for unknown reason tow girl found dead on street corner one she still in hospital critical .
we need to act wise America is great country .if you keep low profile . mostly the young ones if you think you know much . ask your self if you go the right direction there are so many .Ethiopian attacked everyday . coz luck of being wrong place . unknowingly.
let’s keep our self out of crime

09/13/13 @ 11:29
Comment from: KUKU@YAHOO.COM [Visitor]  
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KUKU@YAHOO.COM

Know how to protect yourself on the street. You may not ever be faced with the prospect of a mugger, but it’s important to know how to act if you ever encounter such a situation.

The best way to protect yourself from a street robbery, or mugging, is to reduce your exposure to potentially being victimized—stay in groups, walk in well-lit areas, and pay attention to your surroundings. Thieves will look for “easy prey” before they try to attack someone who is prepared.

Robbery and assault are serious crimes. While money is often the motivation, these are considered crimes of violence because they involve the threat or actual use of physical violence. The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert.
1.If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can — there is always safety in numbers.
2.Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
3.Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. These are usually not well-lit or heavily traveled.
4.Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places.
5.If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic.
6.Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don’t stop to talk to strangers.
7.Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don’t burden yourself with too many packages or items.
8.Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don’t turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
9.Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
10.Report any suspicious activity or person immediately to the Metropolitan Police Department at 3-1-1. Or, if it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
11.Avoid carrying large sums of cash, or displaying expensive jewelry, etc. in public. If you must carry large sums, divide the cash into smaller quantities and carry in multiple places on your person (wallet, purse, side pocket, etc.)


Basic Street Smarts
1.Wherever you are—on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway—stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.
2.Send the message that you’re calm, confident, and know where you’re going.
3.Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.
4.Know the neighborhoods where you live and work.
5.Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late.

If Someone Tries to Rob You
1.Don’t resist. Give up your property—don’t give up your life.
2.Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
3.Self defense measures are most effective when applied as preventive steps—avoiding the crime in the first place. These measures include running away, hiding, screaming, and raising an alarm—remember, more people will respond to someone yelling “Fire” than they will to “Help!”

Safety In Your Vehicle
1.The crime of “carjacking” — which is stealing a car by force — captures headlines across the country. Statistically speaking, however, your chances of being a victim of carjacking are very slim, and taking preventive measures can reduce that risk even more.
2.If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Don’t argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car!
3.Get away from the area as quickly as possible.
4.Try to remember what the carjacker looked like — sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes.
5.REPORT THE CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE!

Automated Teller Machine Safety Tips
1.Try to use machines you are familiar with, and try to use terminals located in banks rather than independent terminals.
2.Be aware of your surroundings. Look around before conducting a transaction. If you see anyone or anything suspicious, cancel your transaction and go to another ATM.
3.If you must use an ATM after hours, make sure it’s well-lit.
4.Never walk away from an ATM with cash still in hand. If you are going to count your money, do so at the ATM.
5.When making an ATM transaction from your car, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes and ears open, and keep your car doors locked!

THE REST GOOD LUCK

09/13/13 @ 12:50
Comment from: DCMAN [Visitor]
DCMAN

It sad the man lost his life but I do disagree with Bichinichiro advice. We all gonna die soon or later if someone comes to rab you fight back, if you get killed at least you died with dignity. You don’t live 100 years, don’t be a coward.

09/13/13 @ 13:25
Comment from: Somethin' Fishy [Visitor]
Somethin' Fishy

Things just don’t add up here. If there were the guinness book for bizzare acts by people, this would be up there at the top.

First, how can you end up with the robber’s cellphone? Was there a struggle? If so then why would he wants to contact people who (violently) struggled with him to get 3800 bucks from him?

Unless the robbery and the murder are unrelated ( or the robbers and the victim knew eachother) how can he be (presumably) murdered by same robbers?

There was one ugly biatch captured on ATM cam using his ATM card rather matter-of-factly, without even an attempt at disguising her face,and how so? Is she clueless as to the fact that almost all major ATMs have cameras?

This is my pure speculation: Based on the so called “facts” trickling out, this sounds more like a certain deal gone bad than a robbery.

Your first clue should be the fact that the robbery and the murder happened on two different days.

Something fishy here. I’m no Sir Sherlock Holmes but I’m a thinker.

09/13/13 @ 13:52
Comment from: Next call [Visitor]
Next call

This country is full of opportunities and challenges. There are millions of criminals in ‘ cages’ and roaming the streets. Everyone has to be careful for the streets might be covered with ‘ gold’ but ………..crooks and low-lives. Aside from the great advice given above, all business persons have to hire competent security consultant intimately aware with ‘ specific’ region and town and adhere to their suggestions. Crime in states governed by Republicans is lower than those run by Democrats. our sisters should be careful in dealing with the youth in this country as there are all sort of drugs, including date-rape ones. Considering the religious nature of our society, priests and sheiks should set aside half hour every now and then to lecture on ‘ how to stay alive’. Above all, if you are accosted by a stranger who demands money, be it in a store or not, just hand every nickel you got.

this and other web sites should notify the community of every and all criminal act committed against our compatriots. Recently, my cousin told me that he is assisting a ‘funeral’ for an Ethiopian who was killed by unstable inidividual she worked with

09/14/13 @ 06:59
Comment from: SHIFERAW [Visitor]  
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SHIFERAW

Yes, poor black criminals cost us our taxpayers a whole lot of money. A wonderful observation. Now if only they’d stop using their illegal handguns to commit illegal crimes we’d stop having to spend so much money on their hospital bills and prison stays this is Obama crazy crazy time.

09/14/13 @ 10:50
Comment from: dan [Member]  
dan

Talk about something fishy.

How many of us go out drinking with $3800 in our pocket. It just make you go Humm!!

09/14/13 @ 18:21
Comment from: DK [Visitor]
DK

The best, most purposeful, productive, positive, useful blogs EVER on Nazret….I wish all responses were like this….Enjoy!!!! These kinds of agreements and arguments come once in a long time…

09/15/13 @ 06:10
Comment from: Ittu Aba Farda [Visitor]
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Ittu Aba Farda

My thoughts and prayer go out to the family of the victim. May he R.I.P.

Thank you to Kuku and Bichinchiru for your valuable advice. You are so right in telling everyone that nothing in your possession is more valuable than your life. May Allah protect us all but if you are held in a stick up, give up whatever you have to the heathen. That will save your life. You will have another chance to go back home to your loved ones unharmed and still alive. Remember that most of such criminals are usually under an influence of a substance or two during such an encounter. And above all most of them are repetitive offenders who are just let loose out of prison. They are battle hardened criminals, so to say.

But in the meanwhile, there is one thing that can be done to avoid such violent encounter. Avoid walking alone during the late nights in deserted streets.

Also in the meantime, I would like to caution those who are targeting the African American community and claiming that they are criminals. No they are not. Just like our own community there are scabs among them, miscreants who chose robbery and larceny the only way they know to make a ‘living’. But more that 99% of our black sisters and brothers are law-abiding citizens who go about everyday just like us to places of work making legitimate living. They themselves are being victimized on daily more than our community. So we have to be very careful and watch our language in indicting the whole community. That is tantamount to presupposition and nothing short of this ugly face of bigotry. After all, does it not that fact that our own community also has such scabs, even though a few in numbers, here in the USA? Don’t start!!!

09/15/13 @ 20:55
Comment from: Ittu Aba Farda [Visitor]
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Ittu Aba Farda

My thoughts and prayer go out to the family of the victim. May he R.I.P.

Thank you to Kuku and Bichinchiru for your valuable advice. You are so right in telling everyone that nothing in your possession is more valuable than your life. May Allah protect us all but if you are held in a stick up, give up whatever you have to the heathen. That will save your life. You will have another chance to go back home to your loved ones unharmed and still alive. Remember that most of such criminals are usually under an influence of a substance or two during such an encounter. And above all most of them are repetitive offenders who are just let loose out of prison. They are battle hardened criminals, so to say.

But in the meanwhile, there is one thing that can be done to avoid such violent encounter. Avoid walking alone during the late nights in deserted streets.

Also in the meantime, I would like to caution those who are targeting the African American community and claiming that they are criminals. No they are not. Just like our own community there are scabs among them, miscreants who chose robbery and larceny the only way they know to make a ‘living’. But more that 99% of our black sisters and brothers are law-abiding citizens who go about everyday just like us to places of work making legitimate living. They themselves are being victimized on daily more than our community. So we have to be very careful and watch our language in indicting the whole community. That is tantamount to presupposition and nothing short of this ugly face of bigotry. After all, is it not a fact that our own community also has such scabs, even though a few in numbers, here in the USA? Don’t start!!!

09/16/13 @ 19:54

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