Bond set at $100,000 for robbery suspect Jordan Groninger, Burlington
Bond was set at $100,000 cash or corporate surety on Tuesday for Jordan Arnold Groninger, 29, of Burlington, who is suspected in three gas station robberies in Minot.
Judge Richard Hagar also ordered Groninger to stay away from all of the robbery locations.
Groninger allegedly robbed the Shell gas station at Marketplace Foods, located at 2216 16th Street NW, on June 23 and the Mobil gas station at 2625 North Broadway on June 30. In each instance he is said to have brandished a handgun at a store employee and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Groninger also allegedly attempted to rob the Racers gas station, located at 1500 37th Avenue SW in Minot, on Monday. He was unsuccessful in that attempt and fled before police arrived. Later on Monday afternoon, Groninger also allegedly jumped over an unattended counter at the Quality Inn in Minot on Monday, stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
He was later located in northwest Minot and taken into custody on Monday, according to Minot police.
No one was injured in any of the robberies.
Groninger is charged with three counts of Class B felony committed with a firearm, one count of Class C felony burglary, and one count of Class C felony possession of drug paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 15 before Hagar.
Groninger is currently on supervised probation for a 2017 Class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver charge.