MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A three-time convicted bank robber is in custody in connection to a robbery in Fridley last month.

Steven Walter Smialek, 60, is accused of robbing the TCF Bank on the 5200 block of Central Avenue Northeast on March 10.

(credit: Anoka County Sheriff’s Office)

Fridley police, with the help of the FBI, arrested Smialek on May 2 at a Columbia Heights residence.

Police say Smialek has a nearly 40-year history of bank robberies, going back to 1980.

Smialek is expected to be charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, and is currently in federal custody.

  1. Why does he keep being let out of jail? What a joke….