Serial robber hits eighth metro bank 02 Dec 11

Security photo from Central Bank in Minneapolis. (Photo courtesy of the FBI)

The man is black is back.

A suspected serial bank robber is believed to have robbed a Minneapolis bank Wednesday afternoon—his second Minneapolis bank in a week and his eighth in the metro, including banks in Prior Lake and Shakopee, in recent weeks.

According to the FBI, the suspect entered Central Bank on Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, showed the teller a gun and demanded money, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as a white man, approximately 5’10” or 5’11” with thin to medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a black ski mask.

Nearly identical descriptions have been given in the robberies of Prior Lake State Bank on Oct. 22 and Paragon Bank in Shakopee on Nov. 1, along with banks in Richfield, Bloomington, Albertville, and Arden Hills.

Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to contact the FBI at (612) 376-3200.