GF man charged with attempted robbery

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Grand Forks police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a Thursday afternoon robbery attempt at a convenience store.

Police say Robert Jay Smith of Grand Forks is charged with attempted robbery of the Cenex on the 3600 block of Gateway Drive.

Officials say a man entered the store around 3:45 PM and demanded money. The clerk refused and the man fled. Store employees followed the suspect until he was apprehended by police a few blocks away.

The GFPD says the employees believe the man had a weapon, but that was not verified. Police say it appears nothing was stolen from the store.

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