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Man robs same bank twice in two days -- scene caught on live television

ROCHESTER -- A suspect in a bank robbery in Rochester on Monday apparently returned and robbed the same bank again Tuesday -- and the scene was caught on a live television report.

ROCHESTER -- A suspect in a bank robbery in Rochester on Monday apparently returned and robbed the same bank again Tuesday -- and the scene was caught on a live television report.

The man in his mid-20s to mid-30s was caught this time as Rochester police and the Minnesota State Patrol nabbed the suspect at gunpoint, without incident, in the nearby small town of Coates about 45 minutes after the Tuesday robbery at the Sterling State Bank.

The suspect was not named.

According to a  story on the Rochester Post-Bulletin website, Adam Sallet, a reporter with KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa, was updating Monday's robbery on the noon news Tuesday when an employee ran from the bank and pointed to a man walking north. "That's the robber," the employee said. "That's him right there." Saying, "this is live TV, folks," Sallet broke away from the report, saying, "I have to go. I have to call 911."

Police determined the suspect  left in a vehicle parked at a nearby motel and were able to spot him driving north on U.S. Highway 52.

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In both robberies, the man showed a teller a note demanding money and indicating he was armed.

Watch the video on KIMT.com: http://kimt.com/2015/12/14/rochester-bank-robbery-suspect-at-large/

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