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Another robbery reported in Alexandria
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A robbery was reported at Tio's Mexican Grill in Alexandria Monday night.

It's the third robbery in the city in the past month.


The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. A store employee told police that a masked black male showed up at the restaurant at 217 North Nokomis right while it was closing.

The suspect told the employee that he wanted money and then grabbed a money bag and fled the scene on foot, according to police.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build.

He was wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was also wearing a ski mask with three holes in it to partially hide his face.

There were no injuries reported and - unlike two previous robberies reported at Papa Murphy's last month - no weapons were displayed.

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the incident.

The other robberies occurred at about 9 p.m. on February 17 and February 25 as the Papa Murphy's pizza business at 1405 Broadway was closing for the day.

The suspect in both those incidents was described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s who was wearing a mask similar to the one in the movie, Scream. The suspect flashed a handgun and fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at (320) 763-6631.