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Help Sought Identifying Suspect In Northern Minnesota Convenience Store Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a convenience store.

The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the robbery happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Orton's Cenex store in Audubon, which is about eight miles northwest of Detroit Lakes.

A man entered the store and passed a note to one of the clerks. The note demanded cash and said that he had a gun, although no firearm was brandished. Neither of the two clerks were hurt in the robbery.

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(credit: Becker County)

The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. Police K-9s attempted to track the suspect, but he was not found.

Investigators describe the suspect as a white man standing about 6-feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds. Surveillance images show him wearing a black hood, a face covering and a green vest.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to police at 218-847-2661.

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