Bank Robber Caught 1 Minute After Crime

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, January 17 2014 Jan 17, 2014 Friday, January 17, 2014 3:42:52 AM CST January 17, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

WENTZVILLE (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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