Police look for fugitive murder suspect after bank robbery

Lyle Marvin Hoffman
Throughout the night investigators from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and other agencies, have been working this case. As of this morning the following information is available: • The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has no one in custody. • No one has been charged with any crime at this time. • The vehicle, MN 044EYY, was found in Blaine at 2315 hours on 08-11-2014. • All victim identification questions should be addressed to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a suspect in connection with this case. The suspect has been identified as LYLE MARVIN HOFFMAN, AKA: TY HOFFMAN, a 44 year old white male. Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Mr. Hoffman should contact the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office at (651) 266-7320 or 9-1-1.
Courtesy Ramsey County Sheriff

A man suspected of shooting his former partner to death may have now robbed a Blaine bank.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's office said a robber matching the description of Lyle Hoffman held up a TCF Bank Sunday afternoon.

Hoffman is suspected of killing Kelly Phillips on Aug. 11 outside an Arden Hills gas station.

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Hoffman and Phillips were once business and romantic partners, although both relationships had soured months ago.

Though the robbery suspect got away, the sheriff's office believe both he and the money have been tainted with red dye.

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