Police investigate Minot hotel robbery

A Belcourt man was robbed by his former friend at a Minot hotel Friday evening.

The Minot Police Department states the victim, 19, was visiting with the suspect, 20, hometown unknown, for a few minutes before the suspect went to the victim’s room at The Vegas Hotel and demanded money. The victim was fearful because he knew the suspect owns firearms, and gave in excess of $1,000. A firearm was never shown to the victim.

The suspect left the area in a vehicle driven by an unknown male prior to officer arrival and has not yet been located. The names of victim and suspect are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.