Police search for fake 'gambling inspector' who robbed Winona bar

Winona police are on the lookout for a man accused of stealing from a Winona bar after claiming he was a state gambling inspector. The suspect, described as about 45 years old, 225 pounds with a scruffy, gray beard and no mustache, walked into Cheater’s Bar and Lounge Thursday to review the bar's charitable pull tab collections -- and eventually walked away with them, police said.
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Winona police are on the lookout for a man accused of stealing from a Winona bar after claiming he was a state gambling inspector. The suspect, described as about 45 years old, 225 pounds with a scruffy, gray beard and no mustache, walked into Cheater’s Bar and Lounge Thursday to review the bar's charitable pull tab collections -- and eventually walked away with them, police said.

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