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Austin man pleads guilty to federal charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during a violent crime

An Austin man who robbed a bank in Lime Springs, Iowa in September of 2019 is pleading guilty in Howard County District Court.  

27-year old Luis Angel Vega has entered guilty pleas to federal charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during a violent crime.

Authorities reported that Vega pointed a .45 caliber pistol at a teller in the Lime Springs branch of CUSB bank on September 3, 2019. Law enforcement stated that he drove off with money in a duffel bag and was arrested later the same day in Austin.

State charges against Vega were dismissed to allow for his prosecution in Cedar Rapids Federal Court. No sentencing date has been set.


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