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Video store robbed Monday night

Premiere Video, located at 307 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria, was robbed Monday night. (Echo Press staff photo)

Alexandria police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at Premiere Video on North Nokomis Street around 10 p.m. Monday.

According to police, a white male in his mid-20s entered the store holding a handgun. He reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash from a cash drawer and store safe.

The suspect then bound the wrists and ankles of a store clerk and customer.

The robbery was interrupted by a customer dropping off a video in the outside drop box; that person called 911.

Officers responded within one minute of the call, but the suspect fled.

The suspect was wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, dark pants, brown shoes and a black facemask and gloves.

Police Chief Rick Wyffels reported that they are following up on leads and determining if there’s a connection to the armed robbery that happened at Subway on February 23 in downtown Alexandria.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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