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Alleged "Man in Black" pleads not guilty to 13 bank robberies

Mark Wetsch is charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery in various towns around Minnesota. He was arrested after a robbery in Brewster, Minnesota, last month. Authorities say he referred to other robberies.
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Mark Wetsch is charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery in various towns around Minnesota. He was arrested after a robbery in Brewster, Minnesota, last month. Authorities say he referred to other robberies.

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