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Winona armed robbery nets 100 phones, cash

WINONA, Minn. (WXOW) – Winona Police are looking for a man who held up a Verizon store and made off with cell phones and cash.

Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack said it happened Saturday, November 9, at 7 p.m. as the store at 930 Frontenac Drive was closing for the day.

The two employees later told investigators that a man came in with a handgun and ordered the two into the back of the store. The man then tied both their wrists and ankles. The suspect filled a bag with approximately 100 cell phones. He also took approximately $400 in cash.

Chief Bostrack said that when the man left the store he possibly got into a vehicle driven by someone else. The only description that was provided was that it had square taillights.

Neither employee was hurt during the robbery.

They described the suspect as a black male with a blue hooded jacket. He was wearing a blue bandana that covered his face. He used a black colored handgun in the robbery.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Winona Police Department at 507-457-6302 or Crime Stoppers at 507-457-6530.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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