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Willmar police continue investigating drug store robbery

WILLMAR — Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels said Friday that officers continue to investigate the armed robbery at around 6:40 p.m. Thursday of the Thrifty White Drug store in the Skylark Center, 1600 First St. S.

Wyffels said officers are pulling videos from the bank nearby and checking other sources to see if the department can put anybody in the area or in a specific vehicle.

“We’re working on it,’’ he said, “but haven’t focused on in any specific person. They’ve done a lot of legwork. They’ve interviewed a lot more people, but we’re not any closer to resolution.’’

Earlier, police said the robbery suspect fled before officers arrived. The suspect is described as a white male. There were no injuries in the incident.

Anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior around the time and place where the robbery happened is encouraged to call the police department. The officer assigned to the case is Detective Chad Nelson, who can be reached at 320-214-6700 ext. 3227.