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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Woodbury police announced Sunday that the suspected accomplice in a deadly weekend robbery attempt has been arrested.

According to Woodbury Public Safety Department spokeswoman Michelle Okada, police on Sunday arrested Minneapolis resident Erick Larkins. The 46-year-old was arrested in Minneapolis by Woodbury police and jailed in Stillwater on suspicion of aiding and abetting robbery in the first degree.

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Woodbury police were alerted to Larkins' precence after witnessing the vehicle -- the license plate of which had been widely disseminated by authorities -- in Minneapolis' fourth precinct, according to a news release.

Police had been searching for the suspect since Saturday morning, when another man entered Johnson Jewelers on Radio Drive and attempted to rob the store. The man encountered a Woodbury police officer during the incident and shot himself before leaving the store.

That man's identity has not yet been released.

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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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