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Police seek robbery suspect

Duluth police are asking the public for help finding a man who attempted to rob Yoshiko Sauna Saturday evening. According to police, officers responded to a report of a man with a gun inside the sauna at 18 North 21st Ave. West around 8:40 p.m. T...

Duluth police are asking the public for help finding a man who attempted to rob Yoshiko Sauna Saturday evening.

According to police, officers responded to a report of a man with a gun inside the sauna at 18 North 21st Ave. West around 8:40 p.m. The suspect fled before police arrived.

Employees of the sauna reported that the suspect entered the building and brandished a long gun in a threatening manner. Upon seeing the weapon, the employees fled, and the suspect left the building.

The suspect is described as a heavyset white male, in his late 30's or early 40's, approximately 6"2" tall and weighing 275 pounds, with a dirty complexion, facial stubble and wire- or plastic-rimmed glasses. The suspect was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, a blue baseball cap and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Duluth Police Department Patrol Supervisor's line (218) 730-5150 or the Violent Crimes Unit at (218) 730-5050.

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