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Authorities file charges against suspect believed to be the "Man in Black"

Mark Wetsch is charged with robbing a bank in southwestern Minnesota's Nobles County, but investigators suspect he's behind the long string of heists attributed to "the Man in Black." Officials believe that robber - whose wardrobe eventually diversified - may have held up banks in a dozen communities.
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Mark Wetsch is charged with robbing a bank in southwestern Minnesota's Nobles County, but investigators suspect he's behind the long string of heists attributed to "the Man in Black." Officials believe that robber - whose wardrobe eventually diversified - may have held up banks in a dozen communities.

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