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Forum staff reports, Published May 04 2012

West Fargo video store robbed at gunpoint

WEST FARGO – Police here are searching for a suspect who robbed a video store at gunpoint Thursday night.

The robbery was reported at 11:18 p.m. at Premiere Video, 1115 9th St. E.

The suspect entered the store carrying a long gun believed to be a rifle, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money, police stated in a news release. About $200 was stolen.

No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the store and used a K-9 unit from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office but were unable to find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a younger white male about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build, wearing a black bandana, sunglasses, a hat, blue jeans and a black sweatshirt.

Fargo police, Cass County sheriff’s deputies and the North Dakota Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene.

Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to contact the West Fargo Police Department at (701) 433-5500.