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Grand Forks man pleads not guilty to gas station robbery

A Grand Forks man pleaded not guilty Monday for charges alleging he robbed a gas station at gunpoint in September. Terrance Monterio Gourdine, 27, could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Court documents say he robbed the Ortons Cenex G...

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Terrance Monterio Gourdine

A Grand Forks man pleaded not guilty Monday for charges alleging he robbed a gas station at gunpoint in September.

Terrance Monterio Gourdine, 27, could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Court documents say he robbed the Ortons Cenex Gas Station, 2002 S. Washington St. on Sept. 23 around 11 p.m. Police were called to the scene after a silent alarm was activated and the cashier told them a thin man with a gun wearing a grey hooded, zip-up sweatshirt, dark pants, a black mask and dark shoes demanded the till and took 14 packs of Newport cigarettes before running, an affidavit for Gourdine's arrest said.

Police located the till through a canine search but were unable to locate Gourdine, a press release said.

Home security footage from the 1700 block of South 17th Street was given to police two days later because the video showed a man matching the robber's description ringing a doorbell and then walking toward another home, the affidavit said. Police said the man was seen walking into a nearby residence where Gourdine allegedly lives.

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The affidavit said there was a strong physical resemblance and police noted Gourdine smoked Newport cigarettes and was wearing identical shoes to those seen on surveillance videos.

Gourdine told police he was home all day and did not rob the gas station, the affidavit said. Attorney David Ogren said there isn't enough evidence to tie Gourdine to the crime. He said there is no DNA or footprints and a search of Gourdine's home did not reveal the gun, stolen cash or packs of cigarettes.

Gourdine is also charged with resisting arrest. Court documents said he tried to run from police as they were arresting him.

Gourdine is scheduled to appear in court again Feb. 21.

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