Robbery suspect arrestedA 45-year-old Washington man was arrested Tuesday for the armed robbery of Hollywood Nites Video, Saturday evening, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
A 45-year-old Washington man was arrested Tuesday for the armed robbery of Hollywood Nites Video, Saturday evening, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
Shawn Franklin Quinn was found at Beach’s Buckboard Inn, said Detective Amanda McNamee.
There was around $500 stolen from Hollywood Nites during the robbery, said Sgt. Dave Wilkie.
“A substantial amount that was taken from Hollywood Nites was recovered,” McNamee said.
The weapon Quinn allegedly used, which was found in his vehicle, turned out to be a pellet gun, she added.
“It looks as real as the ones we’re carrying,” Detective Ron Van Doorne said. “If you’d pull it on one of us, it’s likely you’ll get shot.”
The Golden Valley Sheriff’s Department received a tip about Quinn and passed it along to the DPD, Van Doorne said. She had read the description of the suspect and thought it sounded familiar.
“She thought things matched fairly close, so she called them,” Van Doorne.
Since Quinn was allegedly involved in an armed robbery, the Southwest Tactical Team responded.
“They executed the warrant, secured Shawn and after that was completed, Detective Van Doorne and I subsequently did the search of the hotel room,” McNamee said. “In the hotel room we found some of the money from Hollywood Nites Video, his eyeglasses and clothing that was worn during the robbery.”
The ski mask and gloves used during the robbery were discovered in Quinn’s vehicle, she added.
“I’m just glad they got him,” said Jerry Mayer of Hollywood Nites.
Quinn was taken to the Southwest Multi County Correction Center at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, McNamee said. He has been charged with armed robbery, she added.
“He was very cooperative,” McNamee said.
Quinn is from Washington, but doesn’t have an address there, Van Doorne said.
He had come to North Dakota for employment about two weeks ago, he added.
Officers are thankful for everyone who helped in Quinn’s arrest.
“Without their cooperation and their tip, it’s likely this lead may not have been followed up on,” McNamee said. “It was really a good team effort between Golden Valley, the Dickinson PD, (and) the SWAT team. Everybody coordinated really well and worked out for the best.”
Several burglaries have also occurred in the area recently.
A break-in on Eighth Street East was reported Tuesday, said Capt. Dustin Dassinger.
“The female had stated that last week on Thursday, April 29, when she came home, she noticed that her door was kicked in,” Dassinger said. “She believes that it could have happened either on Monday or Tuesday, which would have been April 26 and April 27.”
The RoughStock Saloon in Richardton and Creative Energy in Belfield were also burglarized. But Quinn is only believed to be involved in the Hollywood Nites robbery, McNamee said.
No arrests had been made in connection to the other incidents as of Wednesday afternoon.
“There has been a numerous amount of these cases going on in the state, so we’re still trying to work with the other agencies and compile some evidence together,” said Belfield Police Chief Joe Schmidt.