Fishing Hat Bandit Reels In AnotherCU

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. - (12/20/04) -- A serial robber who favors creditunions struck again on Friday, with a hold-up at U.S. FCU, hisstate-record 23rd robbery over the past 18 months. Seventeen ofthose have been credit unions. Dubbed the Fishing Hat Bandit forhis preferred choice of headgear, but he's also worn baseball capsand hooded sweatshirst. Earlier this month the bandit hit MinnesotaBuilding Trades FCU in nearby Inver Heights for the second time.The bandit is also believed to have robbed: Minnesota's CU,Highgrove Community FCU (twice), Retail Employees CU, Teacher FCU,Twin City Co-Op FCU, St. Paul Retail CU, Minnesota Building TradesFCU and City-County FCU (twice), among others.

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