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Bemidji police searching for suspect after armed robbery at Ridgeway Apartments


Bemidji police are searching for Robert Needham, 24, of Bemidji, as he is believed to have been involved in an armed robbery at the Ridgeway Apartments in Bemidji early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy of the Bemidji Police Department.

BEMIDJI -- Authorities are searching for an armed suspect following a robbery at the Ridgeway Apartments in Bemidji on Tuesday.

Robert Needham, 24, of Bemidji, is described as a Native American male with short black hair, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white Adidas T-shirt with black lettering and black sweat pants. He is believed to be in possession of a handgun and should be considered dangerous, according to a release from Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin.

On June 22, at approximately 1 a.m. the Bemidji Police Department responded to the area of 2800 Ridgeway Avenue after a gunshot was reported, according to the release. Callers reported seeing a silver SUV leaving the scene. A Bemidji police officer in the area spotted a vehicle matching that description and initiated a traffic stop.


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