Another bad guy is off the streets in Minnesota.
A St. Louis Park man who was a suspect in at least one bank robbery recently was apprehended. He was running away from the police but after shots were fired, he surrendered. Once apprehended, the D.A indicted him on five armed bank robberies.
Suresh Harlan Small, age 26, was no stranger to bank robberies. In the past, he was charged with just one count of bank robbery from a holdup at a TCF Bank in St. Anthony. He was convicted of robbing this bank. He was out on bail when a federal grand jury issued an indictment on May 6th adding charges related to two more robberies at the same St. Anthony bank and two more at a St. Louis Park TCF Bank.
According to the indictment, Small allegedly used force, violence and intimidation to rob the St. Anthony TCF Bank Nov. 2, 2007, Jan. 11 and March 28 and the St. Louis Park TCF Bank at 8020 Hwy. 7 Feb. 1 and March 13 of this year.
If convicted, Small faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison for each bank robbery count. According to my calculations, this gives him 125 years in prison. And, oh yes, he is in custody awaiting his court appearance. This time Mr. Small wonâ€™t be getting out to commit more bank robberies.