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Orton's Tesoro at 504 Rhinehart Drive in East Grand Forks is the fifth armed robbery in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks since December 9th. Herald photo by John Stennes.

Robbery No. 5: Bandit holds up EGF convenience store

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A masked man robbed an East Grand Forks convenience store and fled with cash just before 1 p.m. Friday, sending lawmen scrambling to respond to the fifth holdup of an area business in 10 days.


The robber, who wore a black or brown ski mask, "made a command for cash. He did display a weapon believed to be a black handgun with a silver stripe of some type going down the barrel," said East Grand Forks police Chief Mike Hedlund.

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