The same Minneapolis bank was robbed five weeks apart by different perpetrators, and police said Sunday they are hoping someone out there has information that could lead them to one or more arrests.
The TCF Bank at 3118 E. Lake St. was first robbed late in the afternoon on Oct. 28, police said. The armed robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was described as possibly American Indian, with a light complexion and 28 to 30 years old. He was wearing an oversized gray long-sleeved shirt, a black hat, baggy black pants and new Jordan Retro 7 all-black shoes.
Then on Dec. 3, shortly after 3:30 p.m., the bank was robbed again, according to police. This time, the robber implied he had a gun but did not reveal a weapon. He, too, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
This robber was described as white, in his 40s with a thin build. He was wearing a blue denim jacket over a dark shirt, bluejeans, brown boots, a white hat with dark lettering and sunglasses. Police said he was carrying a small white canvas bag.
Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous text message beginning with TIP674 to CRIMES (274637).