Ex-convict jailed following bar holdup

by Shannon Lee
Police arrested Tyice Alexander Phillips, 33, and are seeking other suspects in connection with an armed robbery of a White Bear Lake bar Saturday morning that left one injured.
Witnesses told police that two or three men entered the bar shortly before 2 a.m. and demanded cash.
A bar employee said one of the men pointed a gun to her head and told her to open the safe. A customer told police that he pushed the gun to the floor and the gunman pulled the trigger, causing another patron to be hit with the bullet when it ricocheted off the floor, reported the Star Tribune.
White Bear Lake Police Chied Lynne Bankes told the Pioneer Press she believes Phillips was the suspect who fired the gun.
Phillips is an ex-convict who had been out on supervised parole for four months. He served nearly three years in prison for invading a North End home and holding a mother and four children at gunpoint with three or four other armed men, the Pioneer Press reported.

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