Shakopee, Prior Lake armed robberies may be connected 03 Nov 11

A Prior Lake police detective says he believes the man who robbed Paragon Bank in Shakopee Tuesday morning is the same man who robbed Prior Lake State Bank two weeks ago.

Detective Chris Olson told the Shakopee Valley News yesterday there are similarities between the two robberies. A man dressed in all black displayed a gun and demanded money at the downtown Shakopee bank Tuesday morning. Prior Lake State Bank was robbed in the same way by a man with a similar description on October 22.

An FBI spokesman told the Valley News he wasn’t aware of any connection between the robberies.

Olson said the Prior Lake, Shakopee, and Savage police departments will work with the FBI to find the suspect or suspects.