Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Little Canada Bank
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 07, 2013|
MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 42-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to the December 20, 2011 robbery of the U.S. Bank in Little Canada. Reginald Haney pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. Haney, who was indicted on February 14, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle.
In his plea agreement, Haney admitted he stole approximately $2,333 from the bank. During the robbery, he admittedly handed a teller a note that stated she should give him “everything in the top drawer.” After receiving the money, he then exited the building.
According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, witnesses saw Haney leave the scene in a red truck. The truck’s license plate was recorded by surveillance video. Officers found the truck in the parking lot of a Maplewood apartment complex later that day. At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers then observed Haney and a woman drive off in that same truck. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the truck sped away. Shortly thereafter, the truck stopped, the female passenger got out, and the truck sped off again.
Following a six-and-a-half-mile pursuit by police, the truck stopped in another Maplewood parking lot. Haney exited the vehicle and briefly fled on foot before being apprehended. At the time of his arrest, authorities 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 seized clothing that matched what had been worn by the robber.
For his crime, Haney faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Judge Kyle will determine his sentence at a future hearing. 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 U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.