“Man in Black” Pleads Guilty 07 May 13

The man known as the “Man in Black” bank robber has admitted stealing more than $110,000 in 31 bank robberies across Minnesota.

Reports say 49-year-old Mark Wetsch pleaded guilty Monday to five bank or credit union robberies between March 9, 2011, and Jan. 3, 2012.

Those robberies were in Hastings, St. Peter, Albertville, Hampton and Eden Prairie.

In entering his plea, Wetsch also admitted responsibility for 25 additional bank robberies in 2011. Last month, Wetsch pleaded guilty to holding up the Rolling Hills Bank in Brewster in 2012 — the robbery that led to his capture.

A sentencing date has not been set yet.