Reporting Nina Moini
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman suspected in several Wisconsin and Minnesota bank robberies is now in FBI custody, according to authorities.
The FBI is expected to charge the Twin Cities woman with the crimes, putting an end to this string of robberies that took her across state lines.
The woman, identified as 23-year-old Rayan Hamad Al-Huthaili, was last suspected in a robbery of the Dairy State Bank on 600 2nd St. E. in Menomonie, Wis. Police say it happened around 2:51 p.m. on Monday.
Al-Huthaili entered the bank and handed a note to one of the tellers demanding money, which indicated she had a weapon, according to police. No weapon was ever seen in any of the robberies.
Al-Huthaili then received an undisclosed amount of money and walked out of the bank. She was last seen walking toward the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts.
She’s also suspected of hitting the Klein Bank in Cologne, Minn. on Aug. 15, First State Bank of Wyoming in Stacy, Minn. on Aug. 22, TCF Bank in Forest Lake, Minn. on Sept. 1 and First State Bank & Trust in Hudson, Wis. on Sept. 5.
Police described her as a white woman with blonde hair (possibly a wig), wearing all black and between the ages of 25 to 35. Authorities say she is suspected of taking a significant amount of money from the robberies, though the FBI wouldn’t disclose the exact amount.
Al-Huthaili was arrested without incident at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Roseville, Minn.
The FBI and local investigators are continuing to investigate.