Police: Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Bloomington Police arrested a 43-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he allegedly stole a car, broke into three houses and threatened multiple people, saying he had a gun, authorities said.

Police arrested William Roy St. John, who is also a suspect in numerous bank robberies, just before 4 p.m., when he was in a struggle with the residents of the third home he entered, authorities said.

According to police, they first got a call of a carjacking at 3:17 p.m. at Lucky 13’s, a restaurant located on the 1800 block of American Boulevard. There, St. John allegedly struggled with his victim as others intervened. St. John escaped the scuffle when he threatened he had a gun.

St. John then stole a white Cadillac and drove off.

About 10 minutes later, a resident at a home located on the 8200 block of Abbott Avenue, which is about one mile away from Lucky 13’s, told police a man entered his house, stole some money and his car keys, and drove off in a white Cadillac.

Five minutes after that, police received another report saying a man entered a home on the 8200 Block of Johnson Avenue and confronted one of the home’s occupants in the garage. The victim fled, and the man chased her, armed with a knife. The report said the man was threatening he had gun, police said.

While police were at the house on Johnson Avenue, officers received an alert that a fight had broken out between a male intruder and the occupants of a home on the 8200 block of Johnson Circle. It was at this home that police arrested St. John.

Authorities described the residents at the Johnson Circle house as heroic, although they generally advise people not to physically confront their transgressors.

St. John is currently in custody at the Bloomington Police Department.

Surveillance cameras captured images of St. John robbing a Wells Fargo bank on Dec. 31. He ias also wanted for robbing a US Bank in Bloomington last week.

Police are still investigating the incident.

  • Latino

    Looks like he had a bad day!

    • Brian

      You can say that again. I wonder why Kevin isn’t on here whining and moaning about how grand diversity is. Oh that’s right…there are white criminal P.O.S. too

  • Bpath

    Typical? This guy is exceptional.

    • KM

      What the hell does that mean? Do you know this guy?

      • Bpath

        It was a reply to an earlier post that has since been deleted, for some reason. I was saying that this guy is “exceptional” white trash.

  • BaaHumbug

    Looks like he “fell.” LOL. His defense will be, “I’m addicted to drugs!”

    • Guns-n-Roses

      He’s been dancing with Mr. Brownstone.

      • Uncle Rico


  • me

    …shoot to kill….

  • Nancy Aleshire

    Why have these message boards turned into clearinghouses for posting racial and ethnic hatred. There are good and bad people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. I am glad that this bad one is locked up.

    • Gobi Hartford

      News site message boards are a coward’s forum.

      • Dolt

        Must be why you’re posting here then, pot meet kettle.

        • Bolt

          That’s not really a solid argument.

  • Darn Norwegians.

    It is obvious, captain, that you yourself are illiterate. Glass houses people.

  • where

    It’s become “writings on public bathroom walls”, nothing new, same BS over and over and over and over…………………………………………………………..

  • X-Puffer

    Just wanted to be back in prison.
    You don’t have to worry about heat, food, medical, etc.
    Just another recluse who learns nothing about returning to society. Our prison system is a joke.

  • RFF

    Looks like he needs a bit more meth. Must have run out.

  • MIke

    I’m still waiting for that tough guy comment who dares this guy to break into his house and will meet his demise via his gun.. It’s a given every time that some “tough guy” posts that

  • Just Me

    I’m just glad he is off the streets, probably for a long time.

  • Murph

    He looks like Tom Petters!!! I guess not as smooth at his craft as Petters was though!

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