Maplewood Wells Fargo robbed Monday afternoon

Suspect may have committed multiple robberies in metro area

Maplewood police report that the Burnsville Police Department has a man in custody that may be responsible for bank robberies in Burnsville, Maple Grove and Maplewood.

According to a police statement, the Wells Fargo Bank at 2945 White Bear Ave., near Maplewood Mall, was robbed at 2:25 p.m. Monday, April 21.

Maplewood officers received a call after a male customer handed a bank teller a note indicating the intended robbery. There was no evidence that the man had a weapon, and no one was injured during the incident.

The Burnsville robbery took place at a TCF Bank on April 15, with the robbery at a Maple Grove Wells Fargo taking place about 90 minutes later.

"We're working to clearly establish that the person responsible for the Maplewood robbery is the same person responsible for the Burnsville robbery," Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday afternoon. "We believe it may be at this time. They have made an arrest on that case, but we do not have any further details at this time."

The Maplewood robber was described as a white male, between 35 and 45 years old, wearing a navy blue shirt, light-colored jeans and a dark baseball cap that concealed the majority of his face during the holdup. He was about 6 foot tall and 190 to 220 pounds.

Schnell said the investigation was ongoing and his department was not releasing the surveillance video of the robbery. He added that Maplewood detectives are working with the FBI on the case.

Schnell said anyone with information about the identity and/or whereabouts of the person who robbed the Maplewood Wells Fargo is asked to call 9-1-1 or 651-767-0640. Information can be sent anonymously by texting the keyword Maplewood and the tip information to 847411 (TIP411).

Tim Faklis can be reached at tfaklis@lillienews.com or at (651) 748-7814

 

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