FBI Agent Breaks Down Common Themes In Bank Robberies, ATM BurglariesDuring the unrest that followed George Floyd's death, rioters set fires and looted stores. Vandals also burglarized ATMs, a crime that's up in Minnesota this year.
Man, 37, Charged In Connection With Spree Of Bank RobberiesWilliam Manuel Villanueva was initially arrested for two robberies in Minneapolis. During the investigation, authorities learned of several other banks robbed under similar circumstances. Last week, investigators say he admitted to committing the crimes.
Man Arrested For Bank Robberies Says He Was 'Behind On Bills'Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of bank robberies that occurred in the metro earlier this month.
'Man In Black' To Serve 14 Years For 31 Bank RobberiesA bank robber nicknamed "Man in Black" has been sentenced to 14 years for robbing 31 banks. Mark Wetsch, who's since changed his name to Sheik Bilaal Muhammad Arafat, pleaded guilty to six robberies.
Minneapolis Man, 51, Pleads Guilty To 4 Bank RobberiesA 51-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to robbing a TCF Bank on West Lake Street along with three other banks, the United States Attorney’s Office announced.
Alleged 'Man In Black' Indicted For 13 Bank RobberiesA Minneapolis man who authorities believe may be the serial bank robber called "Man In Black" has been indicted in federal court. On Thursday afternoon, Mark Edward Wetch, 49, was charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery in connection to 13 bank robberies between March 9, 2011 and Jan. 3, 2012. His indictment alleges that Wetsch robbed a bank in Brewster, Alexandria, Hastings, St. Peter, Albertville, Richfield, Gaylord, Hampton, Faribault, Eden Prairie, Cologne and two in Minneapolis. The amount Wetsch allegedly stole is said to be approximately $69,104. If convicted, Wetsch could face up to 25 years in prison for each charge.