Woman robs bank in Virginia, Minn.
A woman who robbed a bank in northeastern Minnesota is on run from the law, according to an AP report (http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1121580.html).
Authorities were still looking for the woman who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Virginia, Minn., who escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police said the woman was wearing a purple jacket with a white cloth over her head. She passed a note to the teller, demanded money, and fled with money. No weapon is reported to have been seen.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, both St. Louis County Police and the FBI are currently searching for the woman (http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_5670687?nclick_check=1).
Both of these stories are nearly identical. I think both missed a lot of essential details that could've made this an interesting story. How come there are no quotes from any bank tellers, the bank manager, local police officials, or any witnesses. It feels like both were written directly from a police report, with no effort to dig deeper to develop detail. I think maybe the story was written on too short a deadline. Perhaps a second or third edtion of the story will prove more interesting. Perhaps the police were unwilling to divulge too much information.