Isabella man indicted in Two Harbors bank-robbery caseRobert Kenneth Moore, 25, was indicted of bank robbery in federal court in Minneapolis today.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
An Isabella, Minn., man was indicted of bank robbery in federal court in Minneapolis today.
Robert Kenneth Moore, 25, was charged with one count of bank robbery for allegedly robbing the Lake Bank, Super One Branch in Two Harbors of approximately $6,669 on Dec. 24.
Moore earlier was changed in state District Court in Lake County on counts of second-degree aggravated robbery, robbery and theft in the case. Those charges were dropped Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint in the state case, the bank teller described how a male individual wearing a “light brown Carhartt jacket, blue jeans and a hat” with a hood “pulled up over his head” came up to her window and “displayed a note to her saying that the male had a gun and that the teller was to give the individual all the money she had, that she was to be quiet and was advised not to put any dyes in the bag.”
The teller said she placed $180 worth of “bait money” — bills that the bank photocopies and keeps serial number records on — into the Lake Bank bag that she also was filling with the rest of the money in her till.
Acting on a tip, law-enforcement officers arrested Moore early the next day at an apartment in Proctor. He was found hiding in the bathroom. A large amount of American money plus three $20 bait bills later were found in a brown camouflage backpack.
Moore faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if he is convicted on the federal charge.