Police Looking For Suspect In Wyoming Convenience Store Robbery

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 7:46 am

A man in a ski mask fired shot at a clerk and fled with cash and cigarettes during a gas station robbery in Wyoming on Sunday evening.

The Wyoming Police Department called the incident an attempted homicide, and said the suspect remains at large. Thankfully, no one was injured in the 6:30 p.m. incident.

“The suspect is considered to be armed and demonstrated a brazen act of violence in the course of the armed robbery by firing the pistol at the store clerk,” Chief Paul Hoppe told the Forest Lake Press.

Police said the man was approximately 5’-10” dressed in a black leather jacket, light colored pants and hiking boots. He wore a blue and white bandana over his head, a ski mask over his face and brown gloves with red wrist bands. The man fled the scene on foot.

Police Chief Paul Hoppe said the man brandished a silver and black pistol when he entered the store and fired one shot in the direction of the clerk.

According to reports, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and about six cartons of Marlboro Smooth cigarettes. The cigarettes were stamped with “Holiday 294” in red ink on the box ends.

Hoppe said the police department is following up on leads.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Wyoming Police Department at 651-462-0577 or e-mail through an on-line anonymous tip link at www.wyomingmn.org.

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