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Man in construction outfit robs Highland Park bank

Posted by: Nicole Norfleet under Public safety Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:28 PM

A mask and all-black attire is the typical wardrobe for a bank robber, but the FBI is on the hunt for a man who robbed a St. Paul bank Thursday all the while looking like he had just come from a construction site.

About 9 a.m. Thursday, a man walked into the US Bank, located at 711 Cleveland Ave. S. in Highland Park, and demanded money from the the teller saying he had a gun. The robber was wearing dark clothing, white sneakers, a yellow construction vest, a yellow hard hat, and sunglasses. After receiving the money and putting it into a shoulder bag, the man fled on foot.

The robber reportedly stole about $2,000, said St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the Minneapolis FBI at 763-569-8000, the St. Paul Police Department, or Crime Stoppers.  A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bank robber.

Nobody had been arrested in the case as of Friday morning, said a FBI spokesman.

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