On Friday, at approximately 6 a.m., officers of the Grand Forks Police Department were notified of an attempted robbery that had just occurred at 2250 North 69th Street. The reporting party stated that two African American males had made entry into the building and were attempting to steal two dirt bikes that had been located inside.
The reporting party was an employee on scene and was carrying a legal firearm per his concealed carry license. The two males were confronted and began to advance toward the reporting party. The suspects were holding unknown possible weapons in their hands and did not stop when given a verbal warning. The reporting party fired warning shots away from the suspects causing the suspects to flee on foot. The suspects then entered into a dark colored vehicle that was parked just to the north of the business and the vehicle drove north.
Neither the reporting party nor the suspects were injured in the altercation. No items are known to have been taken by the suspects.
One suspect is described as being a darker colored African American male standing approximately 6’0” tall with an unknown weight. The male had 3 dread locks hanging over his right eye and he was wearing a black sweatshirt.
The second suspect is described as being a darker colored African American male standing approximately 6’0” tall with a teal or turquoise sweatshirt.
The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department assisted on the call.
The case is active at this time and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department.