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Published October 14, 2011, 07:01 PM

Cashwise robbery latest in recent string in the metro

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - For the second time in a week, someone robbed a store on south 25th street. It's the 3rd robbery in Fargo-Moorhead in a week. This time, it was Cashwise Video, and so far, police don't have any suspects.

For the second time in a week, someone robbed a store on south 25th street. It's the 3rd robbery in Fargo-Moorhead in a week. This time, it was Cashwise Video, and so far, police don't have any suspects.

Fargo police say someone came into this Cash Wise video store, displayed a pump action shot gun and left with an undisclosed amount of money. Now after the 3rd strong armed robbery in just more than a month, police are investigating whether or not they're connected.

Lt. Joel Vettel – Fargo Police Department.: ”It's something we always look at. We try to either rule those out, or try to establish if they are connected in some way.

The suspect is described as white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, black ski goggles, a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. He was also carrying a black Adidas backpack. In the last month, Fargo police have dealt with armed robberies at this Christian book store, Cenex and now Cashwise Video. Moorhead police are also investigating this Super 8 robbery from Monday Night. If they're not connected, police say it could be something else.

Lt. Joel Vettel: “What is probably more common is that we see copycat robberies where one happens, somebody sees that as a possibility of gaining cash quickly.”

In the last two years, Fargo police have solved more than 48% of their robberies. While the number is less than half, it's 15% greater than the national average.

Lt. Joel Vettel: “The good thing that we do have some leads again we are going to follow up on, also with the track record in the past we've been very successful.”

If you know anything, you are asked to contact the Fargo Police Department.

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