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Suspect who killed himself during robbery did 30 years for murder

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A suspect who took his own life during an armed robbery in June was a convicted murderer whose associates spent weeks casing a Woodbury jewelry store, according to information made public in a search warrant.

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The warrant lays out more details surrounding events leading up to the June 21 robbery at Johnson Jewelers, where the suspect shot himself in the back of the building after seeing a police officer just outside the store.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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