The robbery at the
Blakey said there have been robberies over the years at the fair, but this is the first involving a weapon. She did not disclose what type of weapon was used.
Both victims at the exhibit were bound by the robbers, she said. She added that "several suspects" are being pursued, but police have yet to release any descriptions.
"A large amount was taken" after the exhibit's closing time of
"That's a bummer," said
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call State Fair police at 651-288-4502.
This was the third year at the fair for the beer exhibit, which was put on by the
The State Fair police force patrols the grounds year-round, and the department "grows tremendously during fair time" thanks to other officers from around the state coming aboard.
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