Liquor Store Employees Fight Off Armed Robbers in St. Cloud

Updated: 04/29/2013 12:32 PM By: Jennie Olson

Liquor store employees were able to fight off armed robbers this weekend in St. Cloud by throwing items at them.

Officers were called to Knotty Pine Liquor on the 10 block of Wilson Avenue Northeast around 6:06 p.m. Friday, April 26, on a report of an armed robbery.

According to police, three men walked into store and tried to steal money. One of the men had a handgun and was pointing it at the employees.

The employees threw items at the suspects and were able to fight them off, causing the suspects to flee on foot. The employees had minor injuries, police say.

The suspects are still at large. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301; or at

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