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Green pleads guilty to Anchor Bank robbery

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A 27-year-old Kansas man pleaded guilty Friday to robbing Anchor Bank in St. Paul Park on May 29, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office.

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Christopher Shane Green, of Junction City, Kan., admitted to taking $21,774 from the bank.

Green faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and his sentence will be determined at a later date.

According to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit Green walked into the bank at 1030 Hastings Avenue at 9:40 a.m. on May 29. He was wearing a black mask and camouflage army fatigues and a ballistic vest.

Once inside the bank he opened the door to a teller area and said "Give me the money and everyone can go home," the complaint states.

Green allegedly took money from one of the drawers at the teller station and other tellers gave him their money.

He asked tellers to open the vault, but they said they were unable. He then asked for the manager and left the bank.

A teller spotted the suspect leaving the bank parking in a silver Mitsubishi vehicle with out-of-state license plates. The teller reported the details to police and soon after a Cottage Grove police officer spotted the vehicle and a chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies ensued.

The vehicle led police and state trooper vehicles on a pursuit into Woodbury. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle got into a multiple vehicle accident at the intersection of Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road, a half block from the Woodbury Public Safety Building.

No one was seriously injured in the accident where police arrested both Green and his brother. Green's brother was in the vehicle during the chase, but has not yet been charged in the incident.

Woodbury police will likely pursue charges against the driver of the vehicle related to the pursuit and accident, said Woodbury police Capt. Steve Wills

In the affidavit, Christopher Green told FBI agents his brother had nothing to do with the robbery and had no knowledge about what happened.

The brother was interviewed by police and said Christopher Green dropped him off at a gas station and picked him up after the bank had been robbed. The brother also noted that Christopher Green had taken his United States Army uniform and ballistic vest without his permission.

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