Isn’t it funny how the DNT rarely reports where these scumbags come from?


Duluth bank robbery suspect convicted of two previous bank robberies
By News Tribune Today at 6:10 p.m.

The man in custody for allegedly robbing a Duluth bank on Monday had been convicted of robbing banks in Minnesota twice before — and was on parole for a 2005 bank robbery in Duluth, court records indicate.

The 45-year-old suspect in Monday’s robbery of Park State Bank, 2630 W. Superior St., was arrested by Duluth police Wednesday and had not been charged as of Thursday evening. The News Tribune generally does not name suspects until they have been formally charged.

He remained at the St. Louis County Jail as of Thursday evening.

According to court records and News Tribune files, the man was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for robbing a TCF Bank in South Minneapolis in February 2000. He was apprehended in Duluth in October of that year while living under an assumed name.

Then, in 2005, court records show he was sentenced to 151 months in prison and three years of supervised release for robbing the US Bank branch in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood — just six blocks from the scene of this week’s incident.

The man was most recently part of a Minneapolis-based “residential re-entry management” program, according to federal prison records, and was slated to be released from his 2005 sentence in June. Duluth police had said he was on parole for a previous bank robbery conviction at the time of his arrest.

He’s suspected of robbing Park State Bank just after 1 p.m. Monday. Duluth police said the male suspect entered the bank and demanded money, and implied he had a weapon although no weapon was seen.

No one was injured. The amount of money the suspect escaped with, if any, has not been reported.

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