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The Minneapolis branch of the FBI released a screen shot of bank surveillance footage that shows the masked suspect with the bank employee at 6:54 a.m. Wednesday.

FBI searching for Woodbury bank robbery suspect

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The FBI is searching for a suspect who robbed a bank at Woodbury Lakes shopping center Wednesday morning.

Authorities believe the suspect may also be responsible for other bank robberies committed within the last few months in the St. Paul area.

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Shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday the masked robber confronted an employee at the North American Banking Company, at 9260 Hudson Road, as she was opening the bank.

The suspect, who authorities said was dressed from head to toe in black clothes, demanded the employee open the bank vault.

The employee provided the suspect with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Authorities described the suspect as a male, possibly black, and about 5-feet 10-inches in height and between 160-170 pounds.

He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, black shoes, black knit gloves and a black ski mask, media release from the Minneapolis branch of the FBI stated.

FBI special agent E.K. Wilson said, that based on the witness descriptions and video surveillance footage, authorities believe that the suspect involved in Wednesday's robbery, is also responsible for an August robbery of Bank Cherokee and an October robbery of a U.S. Bank, both located in St. Paul.

The FBI is asking anyone with information regarding bank robbery to contact the Minneapolis FBI (612) 376-3200. A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber.

LAST UPDATED: Thursday, Dec. 4, 1:30 p.m.

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