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Update: Lucky's Express robbed at gunpoint

A masked man with a handgun robbed Lucky's Express Tesoro in east Dickinson on Tuesday night and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash following hours of law enforcement searching the area, Dickinson Police said Wednesday morning.

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Lucky's Express Tesoro on the corner of 10th Avenue East and Villard Street is shown Wednesday after it was robbed by a man with a shotgun on Tuesday night. (Dustin Monke / The Dickinson Press)

A masked man with a handgun robbed Lucky’s Express Tesoro in east Dickinson on Tuesday night and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash following hours of law enforcement searching the area, Dickinson Police said Wednesday morning.

At about 8:34 p.m., a man wearing a stocking hat, a “partial face mask” and gloves entered the convenience store and brandished a handgun in front of a clerk.

The suspect then leapt over the counter and removed cash from the register before exiting the store.

A female clerk is seen in store security camera footage released by police as having stood back behind the counter while the suspect took cash from the register.

The suspect fled on foot to the 900 block of First Street East.

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“An extensive search of the area was conducted by police … with no success,” a police press release stated.

Police were assisted by the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s K-9 bloodhound unit, according to the release.

“There was no one inside the store beside the clerk at the time and no one was injured during the robbery,” the statement read.

The suspect is described as a slender man standing between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot tall. He was wearing a gray- or green-colored long-sleeved, quarter-zip sweatshirt with dark blue jeans and tan hiking-style boots, along with the stocking cap and face mask.

Those with information about the suspect -- who police said may have been seen walking in the area around Lucky’s Express sometime between 8:20 and 9 p.m. Tuesday -- are asked to call the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7759.

Lucky’s Express was formerly known as the Kum N Go and is located on the corner of 10th Avenue East and Villard Street.

Lucky’s Express management said they won’t comment on the incident because the case remains under investigation.

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