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

Video store robbed Monday night

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Video store robbed Monday night
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549

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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