MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two Twin Cities men are facing charges for an armed bank robbery in the north metro Tuesday morning in which they made off with more than $77,000.

(credit: Anoka County)

Twenty-eight-year-old Davontay Mitchell, of Roseville, and 28-year-old Richard Tran, of Maplewood, are both charged with aggravated robbery, court documents filed in Anoka County show. Tran also faces an addition charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

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According to a criminal complaint, Mitchell robbed the U.S. Bank on Lake Drive in Lino Lakes, racking a pistol as he entered the building demanding money. Tran drove the getaway car.

A tracking device in the money quickly led officers to St. Paul, where they found the getaway car, in which there was a gun, $77,177 in cash, and handwritten directions to the bank.

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After his arrest, Mitchell allegedly told investigators that he’d been planning the robbery for about a month, adding that it was “as easy as he thought it was going to be.”

(credit: Anoka County)

Mitchel told police Tran agreed to help with the robbery about two weeks ago for a $10,000 cut of the money.

Investigators say Tran confirmed that he never stepped foot in the bank, adding “I regret everything” and “It was foolish.”

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If convicted of the aggravated robbery charge, Mitchell and Tran face up to 20 years in prison.