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Merchants Bank in Hampton robbed

The Merchants Bank in Hampton was robbed Friday, May 13.

Dakota County Deputies are looking for the suspect, who fled on foot.

The robbery occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. A masked man entered the bank armed with a gun and demanded money from a bank employee. He was described as a white male, wearing a ski mask, blue jeans and a blue windbreaker. He fled on foot toward Highway 52 with an undisclosed amount of money. The Dakota County Sheriff's office believes the suspect fled from the area in a white mid-size vehicle, possible a Chrysler.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Dakota County Sheriff's office at 651-438-4720.

Hampton is located south of Hastings along Highway 52.