An Apple Valley man has been arrested and charged with two criminal counts, including felony robbery, in the Oct. 14 hold-up of BMO Harris Bank in Eden Prairie.
Steven Lamarre Holbrook, 59, was arrested Dec. 8 by Shakopee Police after they stopped him in a stolen vehicle.
A purse belonging to a female passenger in Holbrook’s car contained a note that said, “Give me all the money! No dye packs and nobody gets hurt.” Beneath that was written, “NOW.”
That note closely resembled the contents of a note shown to a bank teller during the robbery, according to charging documents.
Holbrook was interviewed by Eden Prairie Police on Dec. 14 and, upon having his Miranda rights read to him, admitted to robbing the bank, according to charging documents.
The suspect entered the bank at 11455 Viking Drive at 3 p.m. Oct. 14, demanding money and receiving $3,250 in cash before fleeing the bank on foot. No weapon was visible, although the suspect placed his hand near his back right pocket when the teller turned toward her computer, according to police.
Eden Prairie Police also received a tip on Dec. 14 in response to a Facebook post seeking information. That caller identified the suspect as the person who robbed the bank, police said.
Holbrook is currently in custody on $40,000 bail. If convicted of simple robbery, he could face a maximum 20-year prison sentence and/or a $20,000 fine. Count 2, theft, has a maximum sentence of 5 years and/or a $10,000 fine.
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