MN woman arrested for bank robbery in St. Croix FallsRegional News
-- A Minnesota woman is in custody after an armed robbery at Eagle Valley Bank in St. Croix Falls, Wis., Friday morning.
ST. CROIX FALLS -- A Minnesota woman is in custody after an armed robbery at Eagle Valley Bank in St. Croix Falls Friday morning.
Tanya Kay Anderson, 39, of Stanchfield, Minn. was arrested and charged with armed robbery. She also was arrested on a warrant for issuance of worthless checks which was issued in Wisconsin in 2008.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Department, a 911 call was received by dispatch at around 11:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, concerning a robbery at the downtown St. Croix Falls bank. The bank employees reported that a woman entered the bank at 11:16 a.m. wearing a yellow safety vest, a baseball cap and sun glasses. She showed a note to a teller advising of a robbery and ordering the teller to give her money. There was a threat of a weapon, although no weapon was observed by the teller.
The teller complied with the demands, according to the sheriff's report, and the suspect immediately left the bank. She left with an undisclosed amount of money.
Bank employees called 911 and were able to provide a description of the woman, as well as a description of the car she left in. The car traveled south toward U.S. Highway 8. A St. Croix Falls Police Department sergeant stopped the vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody. The stolen money as well as other evidence was allegedly recovered from the suspect's vehicle.
The same bank was robbed on March 2. No one has yet been arrested in that robbery.