Bank Robber Trial Set 22 Jun 12

The trial of a Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies across the state, including in St. Peter, Gaylord and Cologne, is scheduled to take place early this Summer. 49-year-old Mark Wetsch has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery in US District Court in St. Paul. He had been dubbed the “Man In Black” for the dark clothing authorities say he wore during his robberies. Wetsch was arrested outside of St. Peter in January after a bank robbery in Brewster. He allegedly alluded to other bank robberies at the time as well. He faces up to 25 years in prison on each of the charges against him.