Man charged for threatening to rob kids in Anoka neighborhood

A man armed with a gun who allegedly threatened to rob two juveniles in Anoka has been charged with a felony.

Kendell Dean, 27, no permanent address, is due back in court Aug. 6 on an attempted aggravated robbery in the second degree charge.

He remains in jail in lieu of the $75,000 bail, which was set at his arraignment July 9.

The morning of July 7, Anoka Police responded to an emergency call that a male had threatened two juveniles with a gun and ran to a nearby apartment building on Ninth Lane.

According to the complaint, the two juveniles were walking through a parking lot when they were approached by a man they did not know.

He allegedly grabbed one of the juveniles and asked for money, then displayed what the juveniles thought was a .45 semiautomatic pistol.

The man put the gun back in his waistband, but allegedly continued to ask for money before fleeing and running into a second patio door of the west side of an apartment building nearby.

They described the suspect as a black male, about 6 feet tall and thin. He was wearing a tan Minnesota Twins hat.

The juveniles alleged they would be able to identify the man if they saw him again.

Police went to the apartment described by the juveniles and knocked on the door. It was answered by a woman who alleged that a male was inside sleeping.

In the bedroom, police allegedly saw a male matching the description given by the juveniles and a tan Twins hat next to him.

He was identified as Dean, who was allegedly identified by the juveniles as the man who had threatened them earlier.

Police also allegedly found a BB gun pistol in the apartment.

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