A masked robber approached a teller as she opened a St. Paul bank this morning, threatened the employee, took the money and ran, authorities said.
The holdup of the Bank Cherokee, 985 Grand Av., occurred about 7:15 a.m., the FBI said.
According to the FBI:
The robber approached the teller from behind while entering the bank. The suspect had his hand in his hooded sweatshirt pocket and said that he had a gun, although no weapon was displayed.
The robber demanded money, and the teller complied. The robber then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described as 5-foot-10 to 5-11, with a a medium build. He was wearing a black mask over his entire face, and dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark gloves.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the FBI at 612-376-3200, the St. Paul Police Department or Crime Stoppers. A reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482