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Fairfield Inn armed robbery

Armed robber strikes Grand Forks hotel

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Police said a man displaying a handgun and wearing a red ski mask robbed the front desk of the Fairfield Inn in Grand Forks shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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"Officers responded; we set up a perimeter. Detectives were still on duty; they came out right away," Sgt. Bill Wyatt said.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect run north from the front entrance of the hotel at 3051 S. 34th St., but police don't know if he got into a vehicle or continued on foot, Wyatt said.

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