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Associated Press, Published July 23 2013

Father, toddler hurt in robbery chase, crash in Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS — A police chase and crash has critically injured a father and his 1-year-old son in Monticello.

The Minnesota State Patrol says police were chasing a driver suspected of robbing Tootsies Tavern in Big Lake Monday evening. The 47-year-old male suspect is accused of pointing a weapon at a woman who was working at the tavern's pull-tab booth. He fled with some cash in a Chevy Suburban.

Big Lake police pursued the man who broadsided the victims' car at an intersection five miles from the tavern. Twenty-eight-year-old Travis Kolles and his 1-year-old son, Layton, were airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where they are both listed in critical condition.

The suspect was not seriously injured.