MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection to an armed robbery of a White Bear Lake bar, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Tyice Alexander Phillips was earlier found guilty for one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Philips and two other men entered a White Bear Lake bar just before 2 a.m. wearing masks and brandishing handguns. They allegedly ordered bar patrons to the floor at gunpoint and ordered bar employees to open a safe.

A bar patron apparently tried to wrestle a gun from one of the robbers and another bar patron was shot when the gun went off. The two robbers then fled with cash from the bar and escaped in a car with a third suspect, according to the complaint.

Philips was arrested about an hour later after a police chase.

Comments (6)
  1. shocking says:

    25 years? That sounds like a lot for Minnesota.

    1. Really says:

      it’s usually 5 years but they gave him another 20 because of the way he spelled his name.

      1. Stands with a band-aide says:

        Tyice, hope you change your ways and everything works out for you, what a terrible event.

  2. steve says:


  3. steve says:

    Lice have a good time at your retreat!!

  4. RetroDude says:

    I’m sure it will be a neighborhood and family reunion for him.

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