UPDATE: Suspected bank robber in custody

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UPDATE: Sterling State Bank has issued a statement regarding the recent robberies.  It is printed below in full:

“Sterling State Bank is thankful that none of our employees were harmed during the robberies that took place at our North Rochester office.  We are also grateful for the fast, professional response from law enforcement in arresting a suspect in these robberies.  It is our sincere hope that this individual will not be able to cause any further harm.  While incidents like these are rare, it is important to know that Sterling State Bank’s internal training processes emphasize employee and customer safety above all else.  All Sterling State Bank branches remain open for business and I want to personally extend a warm welcome to everyone in the community to stop in and say hello to our great staff. ”


UPDATE: 36-year-old Ryan Liskow, of Rochester, is in custody after allegedly attempting to rob the Sterling State Bank again Tuesday after he got away Monday.

He was reportedly taken in near the Twin Cities.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Police are still looking for the suspect after he apparently ran by the Sterling State Bank during KIMT News 3’s live shot.




UPDATE: After receiving the cash yesterday, police believe the suspect was picked up in a car near Comfort Inn and Suites.

Authorities say there was a 15-minute delay between the crime and police arriving because the employees called their boss in first, then the boss arrived before they called police.

Previous story below.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Sterling State Bank in Rochester around 11 a.m. Monday.

Authorities describe him as a white male in his mid-30s, 6 feet tall and wearing a green sweatshirt that was possibly “Lucky” brand.

He allegedly gave an employee a note demanding money and fled on foot to the north after he was given an undisclosed amount of money.

Authorities say no one was hurt and he is believed to have acted alone.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day.




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