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Minnesota woman indicted in Wisconsin bank robbery

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ST. CROIX FALLS, WI (WTAQ) - A Minnesota woman now faces both state and federal charges for allegedly committing a bank robbery in northwest Wisconsin six days ago.

39-year-old Tanya Anderson of Stanchfield has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of bank robbery. That was after she was charged in state court in Polk County with armed robbery.

The holdup occurred last Friday at the Eagle Valley Bank in St. Croix Falls.

Police said it was easy to find the suspect soon after the heist – because she was still wearing a bright yellow highway safety vest that she wore to the bank.

In searching her car, police said they found $4,800 and a note which read, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Put large untraceable bills on counter. Do it now, or die.”

A Polk County judge ordered a $50,000 bond in Anderson’s state case. She’s due back there a week from Thursday, when the judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial. 

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