Burnsville man charged after bank robbery

Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan

A 32-year-old Burnsville man was charged on March 28 in Dakota County District Court in connection to a March 23 robbery at a bank inside a Burnsville grocery store.

Faisal Kipngetich Khan was charged with felony simple robbery after he admitted on March 26 he handed a teller a note that read: “Sorry robbery” and exited the store with approximately $1,475 in U.S. currency, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers arrested Khan on March 26 after reviewing surveillance tape and issuing images through a tri-county alert, which yielded several tips that the Khan was the suspect.

Officers searched Khan’s residence, which he was not at the time on March 24, but relatives let them in where officers found several items connecting Khan to the incident.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Khan told officers he was at a park prior to the incident talking with a friend while they researched bank heist notes for ideas what to write.

The teller said she was told something similar to “no dye park or alarm,” but she was not certain. She told police she opened her till and removed multiple bills and handed them over.

She said she was not threatened with a weapon during the interaction.

The maximum sentence for the charge is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.