MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 31-year-old St. Paul man was arrested Tuesday after a series of bank robberies across the Twin Cities.
The Chaska Police Department says at about noon Tuesday, a lone male suspect robbed the Charter Bank on the 700 block of Walnut Street in Chaska. The suspect left his car at the bank and fled on foot. At about 4 p.m., officers spotted a suspicious male walking on County Road 110 about two to three miles away from the bank.
Officers were able to determine that the man was the bank robbery suspect, and he was taken into custody without incident. He was identified by authorities as Tong Moua of St. Paul.
The Minneapolis FBI says Moua is suspected is as many as seven other bank robberies around the Twin Cities dating back to last August. He robbed banks five times in St. Paul, one in Oak Park Heights and one in Shakopee before Tuesday’s incident in Chaska.
The Chaska Police Department and the FBI were assisted in the case by St. Paul police, Shakopee police, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.