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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Armed Robbery arrest

On 04/07/19 at approximately 4:17 AM, Minot Central Dispatch received a report of an armed robbery at Loaf N Jug on 4th Ave NW in Minot. Dispatch gave officers a description of the vehicle that the suspect was driving. An officer noticed a vehicle matching the description acting suspiciously, and attempting to evade him. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle fled. Investigation at the store found the suspect had stolen two cartons of cigarettes, and pointed a handgun at the employee. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Sawyer, where Ward County Deputies and ND Highway Patrol took over the pursuit. The suspect, identified as 18 yr old Tyler M. Zietz, was taken into custody without incident in Drake. Officers located the handgun along the roadside. Zietz was arrested for Robbery- B Felony, Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle- C Felony, and Tampering With Physical Evidence - C Felony.

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