At 10:33 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011, officers with the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) were dispatched to a robbery that had just taken place at Mid-Country Bank located inside Cub Foods at 23800 State Highway 7 in the City of Shorewood. It was reported that the robber had a handgun and had fled the store on foot. The suspect may have run to an area behind Cub Foods, along Lake Linden Drive. A search for the suspect commenced with assistance from other law enforcement agencies. This included a canine unit with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and aerial support from the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. In spite of this extensive search, the lone suspect has yet to be located. No bank employees, store employees and/or bystanders were injured during this incident.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male in his twenties, slender build and medium height. He appeared to be wearing a blue/red baseball cap displaying the Cleveland Indians logo. He had on dark colored clothing consisting of an untucked short sleeve shirt, jeans and athletic shoes.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect, or has any information, is encouraged to contact Detective Mike O'Keefe with the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department, at 952-474-3261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.