Posted: Monday, 25 June 2012 10:27AM
Bank Break In...More
Winona Police said a 22-year-old Winona man arrested Friday in connection with an entry to the Winona National Bank has been linked to a second breakin at two downtown businesses.
Sargent Chris Nelson said an item reported missing from the Mendala Center for Wellness was recovered inside the Winona National Bank at Fourth and Main Streets.
Blood was also recovered from a broken door window inside the bank but Nelson said there was no evidence of a forced entry into the bank and nothing was missing from the bank.
The suspect, identified as Robert David Tanel was jailed on Friday after police received a tip and searched his residence.
Nelson said a security guard at Winona State University recognized Tanel in a picture from the bank's security video which was distributed by police of Friday.
Tanel remained jailed on a third degree felony burglary charge in connection with the Mendala Center breakin.
The county attorney's office is also reviewing possible burglary charges against Tanel in connection with the bank entry.
Nelson said items taken from the Mendala Wellness Center included 327-dollars in cash, a GPS device, and some fitness equipment along with a powder, some of which was found inside the bank.
Entry was also gained to Zaborowski Financial which is located in the same, former Home Federal Building, at Fourth and Center.
Blood was also discovered at the Winona Visitors Center on Huff Street and that is being analyzed by the state crime lab to see if it matched the blood found at the bank.
Nelson said the Visitor's Center reported a VCR and a laptop computer were taken.
Nelson said some of the missing items were recovered, including most of the 327-dollars in cash.