Arrest made in armed robbery of Minot gas station

MINOT, N.D. - Minot Police say a suspect was taken into custody in connection with an armed robbery at a Minot gas station early Sunday morning.​

Dispatchers received a report of an armed robbery at the Loaf N Jug on 4th Avenue NW shortly after 4:15 a.m. Sunday and notified police of the description of the suspect's vehicle. Investigators say the suspect pointed a gun at the store clerk and stole two cartons of cigarettes.

An officer spotted the vehicle in question and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled. Officers pursued the vehicle into Sawyer, where Ward County deputies and Highway Patrol troopers took over the pursuit.

Eventually, 18-year-old Tyler Zietz was taken into custody in Drake without incident.

Zietz will face three felony charges of robbery, fleeing in a motor vehicle, and tampering with physical evidence.