Metro bank robberies may be connected to Prior Lake, Shakopee 10 Nov 11

Local police detectives say they believe two armed robberies committed yesterday at metro area banks are connected to two recent robberies in Prior Lake and Shakopee.

A masked gunman, dressed in all black, attempted to rob the Richfield Bloomington Credit Union in Bloomington Wednesday morning, but didn’t get away with any cash. Later that afternoon, authorities believe the same man robbed the Premier Bank of Albertville.

Prior Lake Detective Chris Olson told the Prior Lake American he believes it’s the same suspect who robbed the Prior Lake State Bank on Oct. 22 and Paragon Bank in Shakopee on Nov. 1.

The circumstances and suspect descriptions have been similar in each case, but the FBI has not yet connected any of the incidents.

Anyone with possible information on the suspect or the robberies is asked to contact the FBI at (612) 376-3200.