Man indicted in three bank holdups across Twin Cities

  • Updated: July 10, 2014 - 9:09 PM

A federal grand jury in St. Paul on Wednesday indicted Rory A. Mitchell, 50, most recently from Tacoma, Wash., on charges of holding up two banks on April 15 — one in Burnsville and another in Maple Grove — then a third on April 21 in Maplewood.

The first holdup occurred about 4:10 p.m. April 15 at a TCF Bank branch in Burnsville at 1400 W. County Road 42 and netted $970. Less than 90 minutes later and nearly 30 miles to the north, a Wells Fargo branch at 6225 Sycamore Lane N. in Maple Grove was robbed of $5,400. On April 21, a Wells Fargo branch on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood was robbed of $2,931.

Mitchell was arrested that night in Minneapolis with Kimberly A. Hillage, 43, who was charged earlier with aiding him. After seeing bank surveillance images, a Bloomington hotel employee had told police that Hillage and Mitchell had been staying there.

Mitchell’s criminal history includes convictions in Washington state for burglary, eluding police and illicit drug possession.

Paul Walsh

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