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Police continue to search for robbery suspect

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from surrounding businesses after an image of an armed robbery suspect turned up no new leads.

The image of the man who robbed the Affinity Credit Union at 3482 55th St. NW Friday afternoon shows a Hispanic or light-skinned black man, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, possibly wearing a long, fake mustache.

"Our hope is to get a little better image," said Lt. Jim Evenson of the Rochester Police Department. "We're checking the surveillance from area businesses to see if they picked anything up."

The hold-up alarm from the financial institution came in at 2:22 p.m. Friday. The female teller told officers the man approached her window and slid a note across the counter demanding a specific amount of money, Evenson said. He brought a bag with him to carry the cash.

The note indicated he had a weapon, and the suspect made a motion that he was carrying something.


The teller saw "a handle" in his waistband, the report says, but couldn't tell for certain that it was a gun.

"She did everything right," Evenson said, by complying with the demands, then activating the alarm. The four or five customers in the credit union at the time of the robbery had no idea it was occurring, he said.

The suspect is seen on the video running north across 55th Street after the robbery; officers checked the neighborhoods in the area to see if anyone saw the man, with no luck, Evenson said.

The surveillance image from inside the facility shows the man is wearing a gray baseball hat, a gray sweatshirt and dark pants. No age estimate was given.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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