An Austin man charged in a northeast Iowa bank robbery is pleading not guilty in Howard County District Court.  .

27-year old Luis Angel Vega has been charged with a felony for 1st degree robbery. Authorities reported that Vega entered the Lime Springs branch of Cresco Union Savings Bank on September 3rd, pointed a handgun at the teller and demanded money. The teller placed the money in a duffel bag and the robber drove away.

Vega was then arrested later the same day in Austin and authorities stated that a handgun and a large amount of cash were found in his possession.

His trial is scheduled to start on November 20th in Howard County District Court.