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Man pulls gun in attempted Grand Forks robbery

Grand Forks Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly threatened a man with a gun in what is believed to be an attempted robbery Saturday night.

Officers responded to a robbery in the 200 block of North Sixth Street Saturday at 9:30 p.m., according to a press release.

A man told them a lone male had approached his vehicle and threatened him with a black handgun. The man reportedly fled on foot without stealing anything. The victim was uninjured in the incident.

The suspect was described to officers as a dark-skinned black male with a chinstrap-style beard, according to the release. The suspect was wearing a black jacket with a fur-lined hood at the time of the attempted robbery.

The incident marks the second reported armed robbery of the weekend. Police responded to a home invasion in the Park Manor Mobile Home Park Friday night where a woman was reportedly struck with a handgun before a man stole money and a cellphone. Police arrested a man they believe to have been an accomplice in that robbery, but are still looking for the man who broke in and assaulted the victim. He is described as a short, white male with brown hair and weighing about 200 pounds.

Tips can be submitted by calling police at 701-787-8000.

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