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      Marquette store robbed at knifepoint

      A Marquette party store was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night.

      Police say that a hooded and masked man allegedly entered the Valle's Corner Convenience Party store on W. Hewitt Street at around 10:45 p.m., brandished a knife, and demanded money from the cashier.

      Shortly before being notified of the incident on Hewitt St., the Marquette Police Department received a call of a masked man acting suspicious in the area near the Blue Link Party Store on Third Street. When officers arrived they conducted interviews with witnesses and believe the same individual is responsible.

      The Marquette police describe the suspect as a slender white male, wearing dark clothes, a make-shift mask, and tennis shoes.

      Police searched the area with K9 units and the assistance of Northern Michigan University Public Safety. If you have any information on this robbery, contact the Marquette Police Department at (906) 228-0400.