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‘Man in Black’ bank robber gets 14 years for ‘reign of terror’

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By Marino Eccher

St. Paul Pioneer Press


ST. PAUL -- It took a year for Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat — known to the FBI as the “Man in Black” — to rob 31 banks.

The terror he instilled while demanding money with armed threats, his victims said, will last much longer.

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