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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - It appears it was the same guy who was involved in bank robbery incidents in Rochester and Pine Island Friday morning.

Rochester Police Dept. Communications Coordinator Amanda Grayson says the first robbery was reported around 9:40 at Sterling State Bank near the Walmart store in southeast Rochester.

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Grayson says the “male suspect did not display a weapon but left with an unknown amount of cash.”

She says the same suspect “attempted to rob a bank in Pine Island.”

That was reported at the Pine Island Bank at 10:04.

A few minutes later, a Goodhue County deputy spotted an individual matching the description of the suspect driving a vehicle west of Pine Island. The vehicle headed south on Highway 57 and was pulled over around 10:20 am near Mantorville.

The Pine Island School was put on lockdown during the search, as a precaution.

ORIGINAL STORY

Law officers in Rochester and Goodhue County are investigating reported bank robberies that occurred Friday morning.

The Rochester robbery was reported around 9:40 at Sterling State Bank at 10 25th St. SE near the south Walmart store. The male suspect fled the bank on foot.

The other incident was reported a short while later in Pine Island. It was initially reported as an attempted robbery.

A preliminary report indicated the suspect was located while driving a vehicle in Dodge County.

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