Police respond to Mister Money on 33rd Street South after an attempted robbery Thursday afternoon, June 10. An employee shot at the would-be robber who then fled the area in a stolen car, police said. Tanner Robinson / WDAY
FARGO — A person who tried to rob a south Fargo pawnshop around noon Thursday, June 10, fled the business in a stolen vehicle after an armed employee fired multiple shots, police said.
Some time after noon Thursday, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a Kum & Go convenience store on 13th Avenue South, one block east of 25th Street South, according to Fargo Police Sgt. Mike Bernier.
Soon after, a person attempted to rob the Mister Money pawnshop on 33rd Street South near the Cash Wise Foods grocery store, just under a mile west of the Kum & Go.
A pawnshop employee shot a gun at the would-be robber, who then fled the area in the stolen vehicle, police said. There were no reports of injuries to bystanders or the would-be robber, police said.
Police did not immediately provide a description of the vehicle or the person who fled in it. They ask the public to avoid the area.
As of 2:30 p.m. the would-be robber remained at large.
It was not immediately clear if the Thursday afternoon robbery attempt is connected to three other robberies in Fargo this week. The suspect in those robberies, 21-year-old Hunter David Havisto, remains at large.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.