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A 23-year-old Roseville woman who allegedly held up five Twin Cities and western Wisconsin banks in just a few weeks has been caught.

The Star Tribune said that the hooded suspect shown in surveillance images with big, black sunglasses is accused of robbing banks in Cologne, Stacy and Forest Lake before crossing the Wisconsin border to hit Hudson and Menomonie.

She was arrested in Roseville around 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Pioneer Press said.

On Aug. 12, witnesses at Klein Bank in Cologne told authorities that the woman implied she had a gun and gave a teller a note demanding money. The suspect was described as a white woman, about 5 foot 8 inches tall, between 20 and 30 years old, and wearing all black clothes and black sunglasses.

Later that day, a second heist was reported at First State Bank of Wyoming in Stacy, where a woman matching the same description carried out a similar robbery.

She would later show up in Hudson on Sept. 5, where a woman with a slightly different appearance walked into First State Bank and Trust, handed a note to one of the tellers that again implied she had a weapon and also demanded money.

An actual weapon was never displayed in any of the robberies.

The woman is being held in Minnesota. Federal charges are pending.

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