Robber steals $2000

A robber made off with $2,000 from a Cedar-Riverside neighborhood bank Wednesday afternoon after handing a teller a threatening note.
The robbery occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at the Associated Bank at 1801 Riverside Ave., according to the police report.
A bank manager said she could not comment on the robbery, which is under FBI investigation.
“No gun was observed,” said Paul McCabe, an FBI special agent. “The teller was given a threatening demand note.”
Witnesses described the suspect as a 5-foot-10, slender-built white male in his early 30s, who wore a navy-colored jacket, a navy-colored baseball cap and jeans, according to the FBI.
McCabe said the suspect was captured on surveillance camera.
The Minnesota Bankers Association is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the robber.
McCabe said there have been 48 bank robberies in the seven-county metro area so far this year compared to 56 in 1999 and a record of 85 in 1997.
But McCabe added the FBI solves most of the robberies.
“The bank robbery business is a bad business,” he said. “We generally solve over 80 to 85 percent of them.”
The FBI has asked that anyone with information about the robbery call its office at (612) 376-3200, the Minneapolis Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

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