FBI searching for East Isles bank robber

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for an unknown man who robbed TCF Bank at 1444 W. Lake St. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The suspect displayed a black semiautomatic pistol and demanded cash from the teller, according to the FBI. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and left on foot, officials said.

The suspect is described as white, age 45-50, about 160-175 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches tall and speaking with a British accent. The suspect reportedly wore a black neck gaiter, a navy blue puffy coat, blue jeans, and a striped winter cap with ear flaps, yarn extensions and a puffy ball.

 Anyone with information can contact tips.fbi.gov.  


Grand jury indicts man in attempted rape in The Wedge

A grand jury has indicted a Minneapolis man in two December rape attempts, and prosecutors have filed charges in a third incident.

Keith Eugene Washington, age 39, would face a mandatory life sentence as a repeat offender, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

One Dec. 6 incident took place at the 2800 block of Emerson Avenue South, in which Washington allegedly choked a woman until she passed out. Two passersby interrupted the assault and asked the woman if she was alright. Washington allegedly pointed something at them and they fled and called police.

Police found Washington a short time later, and police said he was carrying the victim’s cell phone as well as a bag of groceries that belonged to another sexual assault victim. The second woman told police she had been choked to unconsciousness and assaulted two hours earlier, a few blocks away.

New charges stem from an alleged sexual assault on July 23. In that case, Washington allegedly became angry with a woman he had been spending time with, punching her and choking her until she lost consciousness. He later raped her, according to the complaint, and she feared additional violence. Washington allegedly kept her car keys and refused to allow her to receive hospital treatment. He allowed her to leave unaccompanied on July 24, according to the complaint, and two days later she visited the hospital and decided to report the incident.