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The armed robbery suspect wore black clothing, a black ski mask, an orange traffic safety vest, and he carried a dark colored handgun. (Photo submitted by the New Richmond Police Department)

UPDATE: Police release surveillance photos of armed robbery suspect

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The New Richmond Police Department has released surveillance photos on Friday afternoon of an armed robbery suspect who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint at a New Richmond business on Wednesday evening. 

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According to a New Richmond Police Department press release, the Cash Store at 1621 Dorset Lane, Suite 500,  was the victim of an armed robbery at about 5:55 p.m. The suspect is a white male about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He wore a dark colored ski mask, black clothing, an orange traffic safety vest and black shoes with white trim. He was carrying a dark colored handgun.

The suspect demanded money from the store's employee, and then tied her hands and feet before leaving with an unknown amount of cash, according to the release. The woman was able to free herself and call 911. 

The two photos released by police show the suspect entering and leaving the store.

Anyone with information about the New Richmond armed robbery should call the New Richmond Police Department at 715-246-6667 and ask to speak with Detective Veronica Koehler or Detective Craig Yehlik.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department assisted local police with the initial call. The incident remains under investigation by New Richmond Police detectives.

Two armed robberies have recently taken place in the Hudson community as well. The Check ‘n Go, at 1801 Ward Ave. in Hudson, was robbed at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 8, and the Super 8 Motel at 808 Dominion Dr. in Hudson was robbed early Tuesday morning. The suspect in both of those robberies is a black male. 

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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