Woman Tries To Rob Bank, Claims Life Is In Danger

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The FBI is looking for a woman who tried to rob a bank and may be in danger.

The woman tried to hold up a U.S. Bank in Coon Rapids around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to the FBI, the woman gave a teller a note saying her life was in danger and she needed money.

The teller asked the woman if she was in danger and she said yes, so she asked the woman to take a seat in the bank.

The woman said she couldn’t, and then walked out of the bank without any money.

Witnesses reported seeing her get into an older, tan, Chevy Impala driven by a man wearing a white baseball cap.

The woman is described as being white, between 18 and 23 years old, about 5-foot-5 inches tall and weighing about 130 to 140 pounds. She has dark eyes, chin length dirty blonde hair, long bangs, and was wearing a turquoise zippered Aeropostle sweatshirt, a tank top underneath, and grey pants. She carried an oversized black bag or purse.

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Police said the car was reported stolen from a Forest Lake car dealership this spring.

No weapon was seen and no one suffered any injuries at the bank.

The FBI asks that anyone with information call the Coon Rapids Police Department at (763) 767- 6481 or the Minneapolis FBI Office at (612)376-3200.

  • Blah Blah

    End the shutdown. The wellfare Liberals have now turned to robbery.

    • Random Anonymous Blackmail

      Did you get a free haircut with the swastika tattoo?

      • LaQueesha Jones

        I got the voucher for the haircut,but I’m a skinhead so I gave it to your wife..Her thick bush needed a clippin!

        • LaQueesha Jones

          Coon Rapids huh? These Knee-Grows multiply like the roaches they are so the spill over popultaion is filling up once-prosperous suburbs..They destroy entire communities,neighborhoods & schools in record time by “keepin it real”..White Guilt Libby’s like R.A.B. embrace em though, so it’ll just continue until theres nothing left..

  • Me

    They always HAVE been robbing us! Those of us who actually WORK for a living, that is.

    • em0886

      WE are not robbing you…shows how ignorant you are!! There are definitely people that take advantage of the system repeatedly and will forever be on welfare…however there are some like myself that truly need it and appreciate it!!! I work part time, school full time and am a single mom. I do not make near enough money to live on my own…if I were to work full time, all my money would go for daycare and we could still not make it on our own. When I am done with school we will be on our feet and off of welfare. I pay taxes as well so I deserve to get the help as long as I need it!! You should learn to think before you start entering in obnoxious comments. Just because you work and pay taxes doesn’t mean you are intelligent.

      • just saying

        When you have a kid there are consequences.

      • The Architect

        Not to get personal, but what is the amount of monthly child support you receive?

      • Blah Blah

        I’m calling BS on your story now. I’m sure you don’t pay taxes on that income. There’s just no way, sorry. BTW, having taxes taken out of your check and receiving a 100% refund is not paying taxes. I’m assuming that might be your confusion.

        • Reasonable

          so sales taxes count for nothing these days?

          As a percentage of all income and wealth, the impoverished pay a significantly larger portion of their income towards some kind of tax. If you disagree with this, I invite you to live on less than $1,000 per month in pre-tax income while receiving maybe $500-800 per month in some form of assistance.

          I look forward to your complaints!

      • mn mom

        You also likely receive a tax “refund” that amounts to WAY more than you could ever possibly pay in! Your schooling is also likely free. If you cannot afford to have children, you should not have children.

  • gotta ask

    Was she seen with a black man?
    Just askin…

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  • allan

    It was her pimp. She wasn’t bringin in enough money. He threatened her. End of story.

    • em0886

      Sounds like you know from experience!

      • Ferris Lind

        em . STFU

  • Gloria

    I hope authorities follow-up on this case. Remember the woman and her daughters who were killed after she was forced to withdraw money from her bank? The whole family was held hostage in their home, and only the (husband) father escaped. This did not occur in MN.

    It bothers me that people who post are not at all concerned about this…the fact that the car was stolen could be another hint in this case.

    • The Architect

      If she was really in danger, why did she walk out of the bank without money?

      There’s your “HINT” in this case.

      She’s full of beans, Gloria.

      • just saying

        I think I have to agree. She could have easily been safe by staying in the bank and just telling the teller she needed help.

        • Michele

          That’s what a person would do if they HAVEN’T been terrorized. This is actually more common behavior than you might think. Remember the accounts of kidnap victims who actually go out in public but are too terrified to call for help.

          I’m not saying if this woman was telling the truth; I don’t know … and neither does anyone else here.

          • Al Swearengen

            To suggest she’s being “terrorized” is beyond wild speculation. To say that she’s going along with some terrorizor because she’s “too terrified to call for help” is absurd.

            She was asked if she was in trouble, but then she left instead of staying 2 minutes to get help. In other words, she wasn’t.

  • trl the alligator

    YO EM0886…..yes YOU ARE a freeloader….when stupid people have kids BEFORE they are able to support them and then go on welfare then YES….YOU ARE A FREELOADER whether you are working or not….and you DO NOT deserve help just “because you need it”….you CHOSE to have a kid before you caould actually provide for it and now THE TAXPAYERS are providing for your stupid stupid move AND supporting you…..you ARE a freeloader.

    • just saying

      A little harsh, but I have to agree.
      As I said, there are dire consequences when having sex. Married? Out of wedlock? Divorce?

      Things to think about when making decisions to have children.

    • Reasonable

      Or maybe she was married and her husband died in the army? Still a freeloader?

      I’m just curious as to where the line is drawn in both your stupidity and crass attitude towards the well being of other humans. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s cute on the internet and all, but it is sort of pathetic to take it away from the monitor.

      • The Architect

        If that was likely, that’s fine. But it isn’t. Look at her. You think she had a husband in the Army? Come on. Quit wasting time with those dumb comments.

  • trl the alligator

    ….oh and one more thing….YOU DISGUST ME.

  • Gloria

    My point was, that perhaps someone else in her family, or an acquaintance, is in danger if she doesn’t follow instructions; I agree, it is strange she didn’t wait for the money from the teller or to stay in the bank until help arrived, but to assume her story is false, may be what leads to dire consequences for her or someone else. Maybe she had a timeframe in which to go in and get out of the bank. There are many unknowns here…apathy is what often times kills in our society.

    • The Architect

      But Gloria, either way, getting the police involved as soon as possible is a better play than thinking she could follow someone’s instructions and avoid this mysterious danger you seem to think could be there for her.

      It simply doesn’t add up.

  • Gloria

    I would also like to comment on the nasty things people are writing to the woman who is working part-time, going to school full-time and receiving assistance for her children during this time. I know what that’s like…as a divorced Mother of two, I went to school full-time and needed some assistance following my divorce in order to support my children. My former husband didn’t always pay child support on time, even though as time went on, it got better. I was able to get a great job and not be on assistance anymore, and don’t think I didn’t feel guilty and ashamed at times for needing that help. If this woman is working part-time, she is paying taxes like you and I are.

    Please don’t judge so harshly until you’ve walked in someone else’s shoes.

    • Blah Blah

      SHE IS NOT PAYING TAXES AS A SINGLE PARENT ON PART TIME. I was hoping that the caps maybe will help you comprehend. Just because they are taken out of each check doesn’t mean squat when all the taxes taken out during the year are fully, 100% refunded.

      • mn mom

        She may pay taxes, but what do you want to bet she is one of the many the receive a HUGE tax “refund” every year amounting to a sum she in no way shape or form EVER paid in!

        • just sayin

          Don’t forget that “earned income tax credit”…

    • The Architect

      “My former husband didn’t always pay child support on time”

      That isn’t up to your “former husband.”

      The county takes it out without anybody ever seeing it but you. Trust me. I’m not asking you. I’m telling you. This is how the system works.

      I’ve been paying into it for almost 18 years now. Your former husband was also responsible for covering half of any uncovered medical expenses for your kids. And again, the county will take it right out of his check. He gets no say in the matter.

  • rj

    Public would be in danger, if she had a brain.

  • Just saying

    All the people complaining about the woman having kids without being able to afford it are the same people against abortion. I agree, having kids is like having a dog; if you can’t afford it, don’t have it. But if you are against abortion and complain about people being on welfare your being hypocrites.

    • The Architect

      You are skipping out on mentioning that people who don’t want or can’t afford kids should know that having sekshul relations is what will make them have one whether they want it or not.

      Abortion shouldn’t even come into the discussion here.

      It’s personal responsibility. (Gasp! What’s that??)

  • Nate Thorpe

    I know the person “robbing” the bank. Let me just say this, as a former friend:

    You stupid idiot. If you really needed money, you have friends that can help you out. You’re dumb, and you’re gonna rot in jail for being dumb…not even your remaining family feels bad for you K…so I can’t either. Moron.

    • Al Swearengen

      The FBI asks that anyone with information call the Coon Rapids Police Department at (763) 767- 6481 or the Minneapolis FBI Office at (612)376-3200.

      Sounds like that is referring to you, Nate… Have you already called?

    • ajh

      u funny for this she done burned all her bridges

  • Gloria

    Listen, Architect–My former husband was self-employed at the time, and I know the county didn’t send me anything if he didn’t pay them. That’s the way it worked, for your information!!!! I don’t know what county you’re from, but where I was that’s how it worked. He also didn’t pay a penny for their medical expenses–in fact, while we were married, he thought taking them to the doctor was a waste of time and money, more often than not. This was 26-27 years ago, so unless a great deal has changed, I know what I’m talking about. Also, whenever a cost of living expense did come up, if he requested not to have to increase his support due to his self-employment earnings not going up, I always informed the county to not make him pay more. I’m not a bitter, vengeful woman–I’m just asking people not to judge so quickly.

    By the way, interesting that Nate knows this person who “robbed” the bank. I hope he did call the police if what he wrote is true.

    • The Architect


      Yeah, 30 years ago non-custodial fathers could voluntarily write a check for support. That isn’t the case now and hasn’t been for quite some time.

      Also, if his income did not go up (He has to prove it to the court, not you) then he was under no obligation to offer a COLA to the support amount.

      These days, if a non-custodial parent misses a child support payment (only way that can happen now is by losing their job, since paying support is obligatory, not voluntarily paid) they begin owing interest and arrears and their wages get garnished up to 50% to make sure it gets paid.

      If they don’t work, they still owe that money. If I quit my job today to avoid paying child support, the court will say that I’m capable of earning a certain dollar amount or wage, based on past W2 filings and they would make me owe that much, regardless of my work status. I know this, because during gaps in my employment history, support was still due. When I took a lower paying job while I went back to finish my college degree, I still owed child support based on a 40k per year income. (This was about 11 years ago already)

  • Gloria

    Don’t you dare Laugh Out Loud at me; he was court ordered to pay child support–it wasn’t “voluntary” as you say. I said that I never asked for an increase, only that he pay something to his ability. When the county called me to say there was a cost of living increase and he told them he couldn’t afford it, I always said that it was fine that he not pay the increase. I never took him to court for that.

    I also know how it works today, since I have a family member who is going through that now…a father, by the way, not a mother. He has gone through —- with his ex-wife and the courts the past several years. I empathize with your situation–just don’t judge the woman who posted hours ago about her situation.

    • The Architect

      “When the county called me to say there was a cost of living increase and he told them he couldn’t afford it, I always said that it was fine that he not pay the increase. I never took him to court for that.”

      It wasn’t up to you to say whether it was fine or wasn’t fine or whether you were going to take him to court after that. Don’t overestimate your power in such situations.

  • Sillyhoe

    KELSEY LAURELL BERGSNEV is her name know her never liked her i knew she was a sendoff aha suwoop i’ll be sure to write a latter to the shakopee ladies and get u some real nice company ha.

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