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Austin man sentenced to federal prison time on bank robbery, firearm charges

An Austin man who robbed a Lime Springs, Iowa bank in September of 2019 is going to federal prison.

28-year old Luis Angel Vega was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison in Cedar Rapids federal court. He pleaded guilty to charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during a violent crime.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa reported that Vega robbed the CUSB bank branch in Lime Springs on September 3, 2019. Court documents state Vega walked into the bank armed with a Colt .45 caliber pistol and wearing a face mask, pointed the pistol at three bank employees and demanded that a teller fill a bag with cash in thirty seconds. He then took $6,869 in cash from the bank.

Vega was arrested later the same day in Austin.

Besides his prison sentence, Vega must pay restitution to the bank and serve five years of supervised release after being released from prison.


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