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Serial bank robbers – two arrested but one still out there

Posted in Crime Prevention March 19th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

The Minnesota Fugitive Task Force announced recently that a serial bank robber was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery. Samuel Bension Ventura age 32 was arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota. He is believed to be connected with grocery store bank robberies in Plymouth on December 3, 2007 and November 11, 2007. He is also suspected of robbing the Highland Bank inside the Mall of America.

Jeffrey Furtney, dubbed the Snow Bird bandit, was arrested recently. On October 23, 2007 Furney robbed a Bank of America in Scottsdale, Arizona and three weeks later he held up a TCF Bank in a West St. Paul Cub Foods. All in all his robberies amounted to around $12,000.

However, another bank robber is still at large. On Friday, February 29, 2008, a lone gunman robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota. The robber is described as a white male, pale complexion, dark hair in his 20’s and approximately 6’ to 6’4” tall with a thin build. To see pictures of the bank robber go to the Minneapolis FBI site .

Remember if you see this suspect call police immediately. Do not attempt to detain him.

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