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Published October 27, 2011, 10:13 PM

Shot fired during robbery at Royal Liquors in Fargo

No one injured; liquor store fifth F-M business to be robbed this month
FARGO – No one was injured, but one shot was fired during an armed robbery tonight at Royal Liquors.

By: Wendy Reuer, INFORUM

FARGO – No one was injured, but one shot was fired during an armed robbery Thursday at Royal Liquors.

Police were called to the store at 1606 Main Ave. at 8:50 p.m.

Lt. Joel Vettel said two men, each with a firearm, entered the store and demanded money from the employees.

The employees complied, but at one point, a round was fired off.

“The clerks did the right thing,” Vettel said.

Vettel said whether the shot was fired by accident or as a scare tactic is yet to be determined.

The two men left the scene by car with an undisclosed amount of money, Vettel said.

As of 11 p.m. Thursday, a description of the two men or the vehicle was not yet available. Vettel said they were likely wearing disguises, but the store has video surveillance that officers will review.

Vettel said multiple employees and witnesses were in the store at the time of the robbery.

A number of officers scoured the roof of the building, which Vettel said was in connection with the fired round.

“Obviously with the discharge of a weapon it’s very concerning,” Vettel said.

The armed robbery is the fifth this month, and the second this week after three men robbed a South Fargo Stop-N-Go store at 602 23rd St. S. early Wednesday morning.

Other robberies:

  • Cash Wise Video at 3060 25th St. S. was robbed by a suspect with a pump-style shotgun at around 11 p.m. on Oct. 13.

  • Three male suspects, two with guns, robbed the Super 8 Motel in Moorhead on Oct. 10.

  • A lone male suspect with a pistol struck at the Cenex Zip Trip in south Fargo during morning rush hour on Oct. 7.

No arrests have been made in connection to the robberies.

Vettel said just an hour after Thursday night’s robbery that it was undetermined if it is connected to any of the other robberies.

Check back for further developments to this story.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530

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