MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Maplewood police are asking for the public’s help after a man wearing a highly-visible traffic vest robbed a bank last week.

According to police, on Aug. 15 at around 2:30 p.m., a TCF Bank branch located within a CUB Foods grocery store – located at 2390 White Bear Avenue – was robbed.

Police say the male suspect showed the teller a demand note and then fled with an unspecified amount of money.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30s or 40s, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet-tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds. The traffic vest has been recovered.

Police say the suspect may have fled the scene in a 2000s model Chrysler minivan that was tan or gold-colored with an unknown plate number.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Maplewood police at 651-249-2600 or 911.

Comments (8)
  1. Tyrone says:

    No description of color? race?

    1. beegee says:

      You must be racists for asking about race.

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Well it might have been easy, If CCzero had published this story when it was a timely news item on Aug, 15 … But they chose to bury a chance to make a quick capture of a black robber and give him ten days to make good his escape before notifying the public, Instead, using the space for this report to follow up on Mark Dayton’s opinion that Civil War paintings should be removed from the Capital, because they show violence, and paintings of Treaty signings because they summer wear worn at the time. Hide today’s black crime with attempts to erase history and make it more politically correct to the liberal Socialist Village. Good Job CCzero. It’s the right thing to do.

  2. NonLib says:

    Great photos but it requires someone to give him up so ….good luck without reward. Big one too

  3. beegee says:

    “The suspect is described as a man in his 30s or 40s, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet-tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds. The traffic vest has been recovered.” LOL! This is funny! He’s a martian!

  4. Frank says:

    God no. Do not mention his race. For certain you are then a racist!!

  5. John Random says:

    What??? He is just tryin to get money to support himself…. getting a job takes too much effort.. cut him some slack people.