FBI asks for help solving University-area bank heist

A southeast Minneapolis bank was robbed Wednesday, according to the Minneapolis office of the FBI.
A man handed a teller at Twin City Co-ops Federal Credit Union on the 3100 block of University Avenue Southeast a “threatening demand note,” according to an FBI press release. He then obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.
The man was described by employees as a black male with a dark complexion and a slender build. Witnesses said the man was about 6 feet tall, had a mustache and was probably in his mid-30s. He was wearing a maroon polo shirt, glasses and a navy-blue baseball cap with a New York Yankees’ emblem.
Pictures from the bank’s security camera taken July 30, the day before the robbery, show the man had been in the bank that day, and he wore the same clothing he wore during the robbery.
FBI officials encourage anyone with information about this robbery to call 376-3200.
— Jessica Steeno