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UPDATED: Suspect arrested 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 -- A suspect has been arrested for his involvement in a June 22 robbery at the Ridgeway Apartments in Bemidji, according to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, Bemidji police officers and Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near 12th Street Northwest and Irvine Avenue. Robert Needham Jr., 24, of Bemidji, was located inside the vehicle and was arrested without incident for his involvement in the June 22 incident at 2800 Ridgeway Avenue, the release said.

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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