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Minneapolis man indicted for robbing Little Canada bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 41-year-old Minneapolis man was
indicted in connection with the December 20, 2011, robbery of the US Bank in Little Canada.
Reginald Haney was charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on
December 20, Haney stole approximately $2,333 from the bank.

According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, a man, later identified as Haney,
entered the bank at 10:33 a.m. on December 20. He handed a teller a note stating that she
should give him “everything in the top drawer.” The man allegedly put the money he received,
as well as the note, in his pocket and walked out of the building. Witnesses then saw him leave
the scene in a red truck. The truck’s license plate was recorded by surveillance video.

Officers reportedly found the truck parked in a Maplewood apartment complex parking lot
later that day. At approximately 6:30 p.m. that evening, officers observed Haney and woman
drive off in that same truck. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the truck allegedly
accelerated away. The truck subsequently slowed down, the female passenger got out, and the
truck then reportedly sped off. Following a 6.5-mile pursuit by police, the truck purportedly
stopped in another Maplewood parking lot, and Haney exited the vehicle and fled on foot for a
brief time before being apprehended. At the time of his arrest, authorities reportedly found
$1,079.13 in the front pocket of Haney’s pants. During the execution of a search warrant at the
Maplewood apartment where Haney’s female companion lived, officers purportedly seized
clothing that matched what had been worn by the robber.

If convicted, Haney faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. All sentences
will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the police departments of Little Canada and
Maplewood. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.

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