78-Year-Old Man Arrested In Bank Robbery — His 4th

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 78-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection with a Wells Fargo Bank robbery. Police say the man has been convicted three previous times for robbing banks.

Officers say Roger Doughten entered the Wells Fargo Bank on the 2600 block of Franklin Avenue East around 6 p.m. on Monday. He allegedly gave officials a note, threatening the clerk’s family. A Minneapolis Police Officer was working off-duty inside the bank and immediately arrested Doughten.

Sgt. Fred McDonald was assigned to the case and learned Doughten was a career bank robber. He was convicted in 1988 in Kentucky for bank robbery, 1996 in Washington and in 1998 in Nebraska.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged Doughten with robbery and terroristic threats.

He is currently in Hennepin County Jail.

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