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Woodbury bank robbery suspect strikes in St. Paul

A North American Banking Company surveillance camera captured this still image of the suspect as he confronted a bank employee as she opened the branch Dec. 2 in Woodbury.

The Star Tribune is reporting that a suspect wanted in a recent Woodbury bank robbery committed another bank robbery of a similar nature in St. Paul Tuesday morning.

The FBI is still searching for the suspect who robbed the North American Banking Company Dec. 2, and they believe he hit the Wells Fargo on the 1800 block of Grand Avenue in St. Paul early yesterday morning.

In Tuesday's robbery the suspect, described by authorities as a black male, about 5-feet 10-inches in height and between 160-170 pounds, confronted employees as they were reporting for work shortly before 7 a.m., the Star Tribune report stated. He was wearing a ski mask and flashed a handgun, demanding cash.

In the Dec. 2 Woodbury bank robbery, the suspect confronted a North American Banking Company employee, at 9260 Hudson Road, as she was opening the bank at around 7 a.m.

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

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