Weather Forecast


Alexandria police investigate armed robbery at video store

An armed robbery was reported at Premiere Video at 307 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria just before midnight Wednesday.

Alexandria police officers responded to a 911 call and were told an employee who was closing up for the night was robbed at gunpoint.

There were no physical injuries to the victim, according to police.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The suspect is described as a white male younger than 30 years of age and between 5 feet and 5 and a half feet tall. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a ski-type mask that covered his face.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Alexandria Police Department at (320) 763-6631. Police are continuing to investigate.

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.  
(320) 763-1236