Sheriff tackles suspect to make arrest for two Fargo robberiesFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A massive, multi-agency pursuit led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing two Fargo businesses at gunpoint.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A massive, multi-agency pursuit led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing two Fargo businesses at gunpoint.
One hour after Cornerstone Bank was robbed, authorities caught up with the man in Minnesota. Police say 46-year-old Abraham Wilson was behind the theft at Stop-N-Go Sunday, and the one today.
Within minutes of the robbery, a witness provided a plate number, and vehicle description to Fargo Police. That started an all-agencies search for Wilson from North Dakota to Minnesota eventually ending in a challenging arrest.
Right after the robbery this car was found driving on Highway 10 by Dilworth Police. Dozens of officers, Sheriff's Deputies, and State Patrol followed Abraham Wilson into Moorhead. That's where they used spikes on his car.
Sheriff Bill Bergquist, Clay Co.: "Was successful, but the tires don't go flat instantly, they go slowly, we don't want him to crash."
The 46-year-old stopped the car here and took off running. In the end, tackled by the Clay County Sheriff, something he admits he doesn't get to do too often.
Bergquist: "I basically took him to the ground, and he didn't fight."
Wilson's accused of robbing two Fargo businesses: Stop-N-Go on Sunday night, stealing just $200, then, Cornerstone Bank this afternoon.
In both cases surveillance video caught Wilson walking in, displaying a handgun, and demanding money.
Lt. Joel Vettel, Fargo Police: "We were confident we knew who this individual was, both from the Sunday night incident, and immediately when we arrived."
And combining that confidence, with quick collaboration, Wilson was arrested about one hour after the robbery.
Bergquist: "It's a good feeling, knowing that you have that much help when you need it."
We dug deeper into Wilson's history, and found an extensive list of charges, including robbery, burglary, terrorizing, multiple marijuana possessions, assault, DWI, and motor vehicle theft.