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Third robbery in one month reported in Alexandria

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Third robbery in one month reported in Alexandria
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

A robbery was reported at Tio's Mexican Grill in Alexandria Monday night, the third robbery in the city in a month.

A store employee reported to police that a masked, black male showed up at the restaurant about 10 p.m., just about closing time.


The suspect told the employee that he wanted money and then grabbed a money bag and fled the scene on foot, according to police.

The suspect is described as black, about 6 feet tall with a medium build and in his early 20s.

He was wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was also wearing a ski mask with three holes in it to partially hide his face.

There were no injuries reported and - unlike two previous robberies reported at Papa Murphy's last month - no weapons were displayed.

The other robberies occurred Feb. 17 and 25 as Papa Murphy's was closing for the day.

The suspect in both those incidents was described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s who was wearing a mask similar to the one used in the movie, Scream. The suspect flashed a handgun and fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at (320) 763-6631.