Serial robber in rubber nose hits Minneapolis bank

A sharp dresser with a cheap disguise robbed a Minneapolis bank in what authorities say is at least his fifth bank holdup in recent months. The most recent heist was Friday, shortly after noon at the Guaranty Bank at 1540 New Brighton Blvd., inside the Rainbow Foods store. He pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the teller, fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and remains at large.
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Police are searching for a nattily dressed robber with a fake nose, suspected in five armed holdups in recent months. He hit a Minneapolis bank Friday in a Rainbow Foods store, the Star Tribune reports.

The man wore a goatee in a Fridley robbery, Patch reports.

CityPages dubs him the Mr. Potato Head robber, and has several images of him.

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