UPDATE: Fargo Police identify armed robbery suspect

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:32 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE (10 P.M.) Fargo Police searched a home along 15th Street S. between 3rd Avenue S. and 4th Avenue S. possibly searching for robbery suspect Hunter Havisto.

Several cop cars were seen closing off several blocks in that area.

Following the search, officers came back out without anyone in custody.

VNL is still working to confirm the search of the home was to find the suspect.

UPDATE (8 P.M.): Fargo Police detectives have identified the suspect in this M&H robbery as Hunter David Havisto, 21, of Fargo. Havisto should be considered armed and dangerous, and citizens should not approach. Anyone locating Havisto should call 911. Havisto was last seen wearing a dark hoodie with khaki pants and a patterned bandana.

UPDATE (7:30 P.M.) The officers have broken down the perimeter and the suspect has not been located. The investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fargo Police say just before 4:00pm, they were called to the M&H gas station at 1602 Main Ave for an armed robbery with a handgun. Police say the person got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Someone living in the area of 25th St. S. told our reporter on scene that while she was out planting flowers, police told her to get inside her house. The woman says she saw a kid on a bike race down an alley, ditch his bike and then took off running. The woman also says she saw that police had guns drawn and K9 units out.

Police have closed a perimeter that was set up near Main St. and 25th St. S., and now have a perimeter set up between 13th and 15th Ave. S and South University Drive and 16th Street South as they look for the suspect. Just before 6:30 p.m., the perimeter was expanded to 20th Street South.

You are asked to avoid the area.

Police say the person is a heavily dressed white male wearing a mask and gloves. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call investigations at 701-241-1405.

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