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Police said a man entered Johnson Jewelers in Woodbury Saturday and robbed the store before taking his own life after spotting police outside. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)

UPDATE: Armed Woodbury robbery ends with fatal self-inflicted gunshot

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A deadly robbery attempt Saturday morning in Woodbury might have ended differently, were it not for the presence of a Woodbury patrol officer and an alert worker.

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According to the Woodbury Public Safety Department, an armed man attempted to rob Johnson Jewelers on Radio Drive in the Seasons Market shopping center, but ended up turning the gun on himself.

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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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