By Reg Chapman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis FBI is searching for a man wanted in an armed robbery of a U.S. Bank.

Authorities say a lone man robbed the U.S. Bank, at 2338 Central Ave. NE, around 9 a.m. Monday. The robber entered the bank lobby, walked up to a teller window and displayed a silver handgun.

He then demanded cash from the teller and after a brief encounter, he jumped over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from one of the drawers.

The FBI said that it is unusual that a robber helps him/herself to money.

The man then fled on foot.

No bank customers or employees were injured.

The robber is described as a black man, about 5-foot-7 with a medium build. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.

Investigators think the robber may be connected connected to several other unsolved bank robberies in the Twin Cities.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the alleged robber is asked to call the Minneapolis FBI Office at 612-376-3200, the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-673-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Comments (15)
  1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    If anybody walked into my bank with a hooded sweatshirt pulled in over the face so much he looked like Kenny from ‘South Park’ I know I would push the alarm bell first and ask questions later.

    To the robber: Thank you for looking directly into the security camera. It will certainly help with the identification process.

  2. Marta says:

    Also thank you for leaving your palm print on the very shiny counter. I’m guessing you’ll be in custody in a very short time.

  3. Marta says:

    Also, thank you for leaving your palm print on the very shiny surface of the counter. Duh…

  4. Jack Noff says:

    He looks like Kevin.

  5. red says:

    If your going rob a bank you would think one would cover their face and hands. Yes what a moron! He will be caught soon!

  6. Nancy Aleshire says:

    One way to stop these bank robberies–have banks be equipped with Rottweillers, or Dobermians, or Pit Bulls

    1. Well says:

      How about guards with shotguns? Better yet, machine guns!! And bazookas!! And RPGs!!


  7. ready says:

    you couldn’t have vicious animals, that would bring in the ACLU for all the libs out there

    1. Huh? says:

      Gee, that’s kinda funny. Stupid, but kinda funny, in a TeaBaggish sort of way.

  8. Duh says:

    Here’s a crazy thought. Maybe the banks could all install metal detectors and keep from endangering their employees from punk robbers with big flashy silver handguns.

  9. Two racists says:

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be in Minnesoata this week. They don’t believe he is black. Al said it could be a white person with make up

    1. Monday's suck says:

      He’s a Monday; nobody likes a Monday.

  10. Kevin says:

    Another fine member of the Sweedish community gone bad……When will it end! All that getting back at the man….

  11. Oh Yeah says:

    That’s right. No such thing as a white idiot, ya think?

    Aside from the ones that make moronic comments, that is.


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