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Armed robbery reported at Subway in Alexandria

An armed robbery and assault were reported at Subway, 902 Broadway in Alexandria, Sunday night.

At around 8:30 p.m., an unknown white male entered the back door of Subway brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The suspect, at gunpoint, ordered the employee who was working to open the till and remove the cash. He then brought the employee to the back storeroom where he bound the employee’s ankles and hands.

The victim suffered injuries as a result of the robbery and assault, and was treated at the Douglas County emergency room. The employee was later released.

No one else was in the restaurant and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The Alexandria Police Department is following up on numerous leads and the case is under investigation, according to Chief Rick Wyffels.

Anyone with information should call the police at (320) 763-6631.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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