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Police investigate Friday morning holdup at south Fargo bank

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Police said the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. He claimed to have a weapon but never brandished one. Special to the Forum
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FARGO — Police are still searching for a man who entered an Alerus Financial bank in south Fargo and presented a note demanding money Friday morning, March 8.

Police officers said the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money. He claimed to have a weapon but never brandished one at the bank, 3137 32nd Ave. S.

The robbery was reported at about 7:55 a.m. A Forum reporter witnessed at least 10 police cars en route to the scene.

The robber fled on foot, and police were searching dumpsters in the area because they believe the robber ditched his clothes. The Fargo Police Department dispatched officers and a police dog to pursue of the man, according to a Facebook post .

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The robber was described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, who stood about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and wore a maroon or red graduation robe, police said.

Police are urged the public to avoid 32nd Avenue in south Fargo.

The Fargo Police Department released stills from security camera footage of the robbery on its Facebook page Friday afternoon.

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