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Man accused of Alexandria bank robbery in custody


William Manuel Villanueva has been charged with two counts of felony second degree aggravated robbery. Each charge faces 15 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine

According to the criminal complaints, on August 12, at approximately 10:26 a.m., officers were dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank on 34th Avenue South in Minneapolis to investigate a bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a teller and a manager, both of whom were identified. The teller reported a man, identified as Villanueva, approached her station and handed her a demand note that read “$50’s + $100’s only. No Dye Packs. I have a gun but don’t want to use it. GIVE BACK NOTE.”. . .

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