Police: Local bank robber caught 60 seconds after crime

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 7:53 AM

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say the man who robbed an eastern Missouri bank got away with it—for about one minute.

Prosecutors have charged 43-year-old Robert Lascelle of Warrenton with second-degree robbery for a crime that happened Wednesday in Wentzville.

Police say Lascelle approached a teller at the Bank of Old Monroe and demanded money—all of it. The teller gave the robber the money and pulled a bank alarm.

Lascelle ran away, but was stopped by officers responding to the alarm. Authorities recovered money, but didn’t say how much.

Lascelle is jailed on $50,000 cash-only bond.

 

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