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Charges: Accused Inver Grove Heights bank robber says it ‘was a joke’

KSTP 5 Minneapolis, MN

A man who is now facing criminal charges after he allegedly robbed an Inver Grove Heights bank last week told police it “was a joke,” court documents state.

oshua Richard-Wallace Johnson, 22, was formally charged Wednesday with aggravated second-degree robbery.

Inver Grove Heights police arrested him on Monday after searching his home and finding evidence that linked him to the robbery.

Police initially responded to a panic alarm at the Wells Fargo along Buchanan Trail just before 5 p.m. Friday. However, the suspect had already fled by the time officers arrived at the bank.

Court documents state that a bank teller said the robber showed him a note that said something like, “give me $150,000 or I will shoot you,” then ran off after the teller emptied the cash drawer.

Surveillance footage from the bank and a nearby gas station showed a person who appeared to be wearing the same clothing. Officers then tracked the vehicle at the gas station to Johnson.


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