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Woodbury police release jewelry store gunman's name

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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.


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.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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