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Man who robbed Hastings bank may be responsible for string of Metro-area bank heists

According to the Minneapolis FBI, the man who robbed the TCF Bank in Hastings May 9 is also believed to be responsible for bank robberies in Duluth, Forest Lake, Oakdale, St. Paul and most recently, Roseville May 14.

The rash of robberies began April 28 with the Como Northtown Community Credit Union in St. Paul.

In both the Hastings and Roseville robberies, the suspect walked up to tellers and presented demand notes for money.

The robber is described as black male with dark complexion and slight facial hair, in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5'4" to 5'6" tall, with a medium build.

During the Hastings robbery, he was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap with a white "I" insignia, dark blue windbreaker, white T-shirt, dark pants and white running shoes with a black inset.

During the Roseville robbery, he was wearing a black and red baseball cap with the letter "A" all over it, a white T-shirt under a red short-sleeved collared shirt, and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies is encouraged to contact the Minneapolis FBI at 612-376-3200. A reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest and indictment.