UPDATE: Grand Forks Menards Robber Still on the Loose


The Grand Forks Police Department is still on the lookout for a man who they say robbed the Grand Forks Menards store Sunday night at around 8 p.m.

Initial investigation determined an unknown male entered the business, selected multiple items and put them in a cart.  The male then exited the store without paying for the items.  Menards staff confronted the male suspect and at that time he displayed a knife.  The suspect then fled the area in a 2001 Ford Escape driven by a second male.  Officers located the vehicle and driver who was identified as 55 year old Stacey Charles of Grand Forks.  Charles was subsequently arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery. 

Charles appeared for his initial court appearance this afternoon in Grand Forks. He is facing a Class B felony charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The first suspect is still outstanding at this time.  He is described as a Native American male, approximately 5’ 9’’ tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs.  The suspect was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, tan baseball hat and light colored plaid shorts. 

According to Lieutenant Derik Zimmel of the Grand Forks Police Department, as of 3:15 p.m. Monday, the suspect had not been found.

Zimmel says the department is pursuing leads in reference to the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call Grand Forks Police at 701-787-8000.