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Woodbury police release jewelry store gunman's name

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Woodbury police on Wednesday identified a 54-year-old Minneapolis man as the man suspected of robbing a jewelry store before taking his own life.

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According to police, the subject, Thomas Eric Jones, brandished a handgun Saturday, June 21, while attempting to rob Johnson Jewelers. A worker at the store said Jones bagged up diamonds but panicked after seeing a Woodbury police officer outside the building and rushed to the back of the store.

Jones died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while in the back of the jewelry store.

Read more about the incident here.

An alleged accomplice was arrested on Sunday, June 22. 

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