Records: Police link Fargo man to armed robbery of liquor store

Published: Nov. 19, 2019 at 10:55 AM CST
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A 21-year-old man who was arrested on several outstanding warrants is believed to have committed multiple armed robberies in the Fargo-Moorhead area, including of a liquor store according to public documents.

The Fargo man is suspected by police of robbing Royal Liquor at 1606 Main Ave on September 7 with a handgun, according to court documents.

Members of the Metro Area Street Crimes Unit arrested the person on September 10 for outstanding warrants.

According to court documents, the robber pointed a black handgun with a silver ejection port at the Royal Liquor’s clerk.

The suspect was wearing distinct yellow, white and black shoes during the robbery and stole cash, and a large bottle and small bottle of Hennessey liquor.

During a search of the suspect's home, Fargo detectives found a handgun similar to the one used in the robbery, yellow, black, and white sneakers, a bottle of Hennessey, and a large sum of cash.

Court records also stated that the robber bragged on Instagram and Snapchat of committing the robbery.

In Instagram messages, the suspect said he did “that thing he had been trying to do for days” and got several thousands of dollars. He also referenced using a gun during the robbery.

There’s Snapchat videos on the robber's phone four hours after the robbery holding a large amount of cash and two Hennessey bottles, according to court documents.

Royal Liquor reported to police that approximately $3,000 was stolen.

Fargo police detectives are also linking the suspect to a July 2018 armed robbery of the same Royal Liquor store along Main Ave and a Moorhead drug robbery that happened in February of this year, which he was arrested for.

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