Minnetonka Man Accused of Stealing Hance Hardware Bank Deposit

Edgar Solorio-Vasquez, 18, has been charged with simple robbery.

Prosecutors accuse a Minnetonka man of snatching a deposit bag from a employee as she was dropping off the bag Dec. 2 at nearby , according to charges filed Friday.

The unidentified store employee told police a man approached her at 8:03 p.m. while she was headed to the bank’s night deposit box, Detective Raymond Laudenbach wrote in the criminal complaint.

The man was wearing a dark, partially zipped hooded sweatshirt, a T-shirt with neon designs on it and a pink or purple bandana over his face, Laudenbach wrote.

The employee said the man tried to grab the bag. The woman initially resisted but let go when the man said, “Give me the money.”

The bag had $850 in cash and $2,200 in checks.

A person matching the robber’s description was seen near , and a woman who attended Hopkins High School with the suspect identified him as 18-year-old Edgar Solorio-Vasquez. She said he ran into the theater carrying a backpack and said, “If anyone asks for me, I’m not here.”

An off-duty Hopkins police officer had seen Solorio-Vasquez wearing the same outfit and carrying a backpack earlier that same day.

Solorio-Vasquez has been charged with simple robbery. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison and fined $20,000.

Solorio-Vasquez is being held in the Hennepin County jail. Bail has been set at $40,000.

Regina Aiken March 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM
So glad people were not afraid to do the right thing and turn this guy in. Too bad the guy couldn't think of a better way to make some money. What a waste!


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