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Akeley bank has rich history of unsolved robberies

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Friday's robbery was not the first to occur in Akeley.

"Clues thin on Akeley branch bank robbery," the Park Rapids Enterprise headline declared Aug. 22, 1984.

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Like Friday's incident local, state and federal law enforcement officials descended on the village looking for clues after a male in a hooded sweatshirt, wearing a paper towel over his head with slits cut and mirrored sunglasses absconded with $14,750 in cash.

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