Saturday, December 18, 2004

Not guilty

Posted by Craig Westover | 10:20 AM |  

A personal note to Jim Styczinski: I have an alibi.

Fishing Hat Bandit strikes 23rd bank

The Fishing Hat Bandit struck his 23rd bank Friday, this time in Northfield.

The man demanded money at the U.S. Federal Credit Union on Jefferson Road at 9:25 a.m. and left in a maroon, four-door 1990s Chevrolet Lumina.

He is considered the most prolific serial bank robber in Minnesota. The string of robberies dates to June 2003 and has involved banks mostly in the Twin Cities area.

The robber is a white man, about 50 years old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt on Friday, but his moniker is a reference to the fishing hat he often wore during his earlier bank robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 612-276-3200. A reward is being offered.