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Armed robber steals money bag from West Fargo KFC assistant manager

WEST FARGO - A Kentucky Fried Chicken assistant manager told police here he was robbed at gunpoint late Thursday as he was getting ready to drop a money bag in a night deposit box, Detective Greg Warren said.

Police were called at 10:05 p.m. to Alerus Financial at 901 13th Ave. E.

The victim told police he was in his car getting ready to deposit the money when a man dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, gray mask and dark pants came up behind him, knocked on the window, pointed a gun at his head and ordered him to hand over the money bag, Warren said.

The robber took the bag and ran off to the east for a block or two down 14th Avenue before the victim lost sight of him, Warren said.

Police used dogs to search the area but lost the scent.

The victim was "pretty shook up" and unable to give much of a description of the suspect, Warren said, adding the suspect may have been 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall.

Police are following up and reviewing bank video to see if the incident was captured by surveillance camera, Warren said.

Warren said such armed robberies aren't common.

"It's very rare for it to go down like this, and we've had people that have been accosted at the night deposit before, but it's been a long time," he said. "It's not something that's prevalent."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call West Fargo police at (701) 433-5500.