Metro bank robbery suspect steals car in St. Peter 16 Jun 17

A Twin Cities bank robbery stole a vehicle in St. Peter and led authorities on a chase through Blue Earth County. An SUV was reported stolen from the Clark gas station in St. Peter Tuesday night. The state patrol located and attempted to stop the stolen vehicle on Highway 169, but the driver refused to stop. Officers were able to force the driver to stop in Vernon Center. The driver was identified as 37-year-old Michael Thomas Olin of Hibbing. Olin had over $4,000 dollars on him, the same amount taken during a robbery of Merchants Bank in Rosemount that afternoon. Olin was charged Thursday in Nicollet County with felony auto theft and is being held in the Nicollet County Jail.