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Published April 25, 2014, 05:17 PM

2 armed robbers on the loose in Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - The Detroit Lakes community is shaken up at the thought of two armed robbers still on the loose.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - The Detroit Lakes community is shaken up at the thought of two armed robbers still on the loose.

In the last 24 hours, Detroit lakes police officers have had their hands full trying to track down the two men who they say robbed DL Tobacco Thursday afternoon.

I spoke with employees at DL Tobacco Friday, they wouldn't go on camera but one tells me two men walked into the store Thursday and pointed a gun at him.

He's back at work today where it's business as usual, but employees are on high alert.

Police were unavailable for comment but say they're still investigating the armed robbery and trying to find the suspects.

The two young men allegedly entered the store in the 600 block of Washington Avenue with their faces covered by bandanas then pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

They escaped with cash from customers inside as well as the entire cash register from behind the counter.

Customers living nearby say they're shocked something like this could happen in their small town especially involving a gun.

Kevin Svare/ DL Tobacco Customer: “That was the big surprise.”

Reporter: Does that take things to another level in your mind?

Svare: “Yeah, kind of. It's a little scary being I do live right across the highway. I can't believe it.”

DL Tobacco employees told me they do have a good surveillance system with video of the armed robbery.

Police have not yet released it.

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