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Kelliher Bank Robbed

Posted at: 12/10/2012 6:18 PM
Updated at: 12/10/2012 6:19 PM

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A person wearing a Halloween mask robbed a bank in the small northern Minnesota town of Kelliher on Monday.

The robbery happened just ebfore 2:30 p.m. at the First State Bank of Big Fork branch on Main Street in Kelliher.  Witnesses say the person wearing a white plastic Halloween-type ghost mask showed a shotgun and demanded cash from a bank employee.  The robber fled on foot, but authorities believe a smaller passenger car may have been involved.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office is asking citizens to report anyone who suddenly has a large amount of cash with no apparent source.  Anyone with information should call 218-333-9111.

16 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies assisted the sheriff's office in the investigation.