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Investigators suspect female bank robber struck again

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Investigators in Chisago County say a woman robbed a First State Bank of Wyoming in Stacy, Minn., at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, and they suspect it may be the same thief that hit the bank in Cologne, Minn., a week ago, the Associated Press reports.

The robber, described as petite and dressed in black, with a black scarf over her head and large sunglasses, offered a teller a note, demanded cash and threatened to use a weapon, the AP reported.

It is not known how much money she obtained.

In the Cologne robbery on Aug. 15, a woman dressed in a similar way also gave a note to a teller that demanded money, WCCO reported. She implied she had a gun, but did not display one. FOX 9 had several images of the woman suspected in that robbery. The woman in that robbery was described as about 5'8" tall and in her early to mid-twenties, KARE 11 reported.

Cologne is roughly 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis; Stacy is about 35 miles north of Minneapolis. No one was injured in either robbery.

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