Updated, 2 p.m., Oct. 8: Edina Police Chief John Luse said the TCF Bank robber handed a teller a note demanding cash before fleeing on foot Sunday evening.
"He used a note but did not speak," Luse said.
It was unclear whether the robber had a weapon, but no one was injured in the incident, according to the police chief.
After the robbery, the man escaped to the north, toward Aquila Park, evading St. Louis Park police and a canine unit.
Original story, 4:50 p.m., Oct. 7: A man in a blue windbreaker robbed the TCF Bank in the St. Louis Park Cub Foods Sunday evening before fleeing police on foot and escaping near Aquila Park, according to radio chatter and a witness report.
Dan Fish, a Cub employee for more than two years, was cashiering on aisle 20 Sunday evening.
Around 5 p.m. he saw a man walk swiftly out of the TCF Bank and drop a $10 bill on the floor.
“I told him, I said, ‘Sir, you dropped some money,’ and he didn’t acknowledge me,” Fish said. “I finally figured it out that the reason he was in such a hurry and wasn’t worried about dropping the money was that he had a lot of money in his pocket.”
Fish left his register, grabbing the $10 off the floor and following the robber out of the grocery store. By the time he got outside, the man was gone.
When Fish came back into the store, he handed the $10 bill to his manager and noticed that the TCF bank night-time gate had been closed—about an hour earlier than usual.
Fish, and the half dozen or so customers in the bank at the time, stayed around to give their account of the incident.
“He was probably a little taller than I am—I’m 5-foot-7—and it looked like he was wearing blue jeans with a dark blue windbreaker and a hood pulled over his head so you couldn’t really see his face,” Fish said.
Police described the suspect on radio chatter published by Police Clips as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, wearing aviator sunglasses, latex gloves and a windbreaker with the hood up.
Police pursued him north from Cub, along Wyoming Avenue. Multiple cars and a canine unit were involved in the search, according to the radio chatter. A possible suspect was spotted on his cell phone at the water tower near Xylon Park. At 35th Street and Xylon Avenue, police found a jacket and latex gloves.The FBI, which typically handles bank robberies, deferred comment to the St. Louis Park police department, which could not be reached Monday.