MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pair of gunmen has robbed the Anchor Bank branch in Plymouth and the Minneapolis office of the FBI says the men are suspects in four other heists.

The FBI says two masked men entered the Anchor Bank about 10 a.m. Thursday. They pulled black semiautomatic pistols and forced three bank employees to open the vault.

The employees complied and the robbers put an undisclosed amount of money in a black backpack. A witness saw the robbers leave the scene in a red Chevrolet Tahoe. No one was hurt.

The men are also believed to be responsible for bank robberies in the past nine months in Champlin, Plymouth, Anoka and Roseville.

A reward of to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers is available.

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Comments (18)
  1. artist says:

    Send an APB out to all the local casinos!

  2. moi says:

    They need more of O’Bummers “tash”

  3. Shane G says:

    My question is why don’t all banks have a couple of armed police officers in them to flaunt there presence? Heck, Target downtown MPLS and Barnes and Nobles always have police officers that stand at the door along with security guards. So why not banks??

    1. Elmo says:

      The schools have more guards then the Banks.

  4. moi says:

    That should be “Stash”

  5. Steve says:

    What’s the difference the banks are already robbing the public

    1. T-Ski says:

      lol….ain’t that the truth and not giving back 🙂

  6. Rusty Shackelford says:

    Bank robberies are too common. Yes, those below average sales people just sit there most of the time. Why can’t they hire a guy to watch what’s going on behind the scenes, and confront them on thier way out?

  7. T-Ski says:

    Well I’m pretty sure the banks are covered under the FDIC agency or something like it. Hell the government is robbing us and some people I guess are deciding it’s payback time. 🙂

    1. Rusty Shackelford says:

      That lady at the teller with the gun pointed at her makes not much money T-Ski. If that is what you call payback, you are mistaken. The bank owner doesn’t feel this loss, his money is probably insured. The taxpayers pay for the FBI and the interest rates go up because of these cowardly acts. Tell you what, if that teller would have been my mother, you would better hope the FBI finds you first.

      1. rob says:

        amen brother !!! dont mess with Mom

      2. Ed says:

        Interest rates go up because of Bank robberies?
        Be very careful when you grab a tigers tail Rusty, chances are very good you would be the one wishing the FBI got there first while your mother begged the guy to release you unharmed.
        Maybe if the teller had asked him for 2 forms of ID to stall till the cops got there she could have been a hero!

  8. Steve says:

    I don’t know about Anchor Bank, but Chase is probably the most criminal
    of them all. I feel like the teller with Chase Manhattan pointing the gun at me, but in my case I am not insured or don’t have TARP money bailing out my mistakes.

    1. Rusty Shackelford says:

      Sure Steve, they are all robbing you. You chose to invest in them, you have a twisted view on the world, and you blame others for your financial shortfalls. Hey steve, you wanna’ mow my lawn?

      1. successNOT says:

        Honestly Rusty you talk like you’ve done something with your life, but we all know thats a joke, you may be the biggest tool-bag ive ever not met, im pretty sure you couldnt defend your mother if you tried. I think its time you did something of use with your life, its getting embarassing to have to read your iggnorant views, and I promise you have no lawn to mow unless your the caretaker of the apartment building you live in

    2. banksters says:

      nope…HSBC is the most criminal…used to be Homestead

  9. Steve says:

    Hey Rusty, You’re probably one of those people who couldn’t hold their pants up (pay their bills), so the banks (legal criminals) who couldn’t get their money from you come after hard working, bill paying people like the rest up us. I would ask you to mow my lawn, but you are probably subsidized and don’t have to.

  10. Elmo says:

    Hey, they just needed some money for the Blue Bunny Icecream at Target Field. It’s $4.75 for a tiny container

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