BANK ROBBERY: Stolen Money Found In Tree

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More than $12,000 taken in a bank robbery in Missouri last week has been recovered and three Iowans are charged in the crime.

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office says the money was stolen in an armed robbery of the Citizens Bank and Trust in Burlington Junction, Missouri on March 21st. Two men with guns entered the bank and left with money. A third was driving the getaway car.

All three men were located and arrested within just a few hours of the robbery. Two men from Mt. Pleasant and another from Fort Dodge are being held in the Nodaway County Jail in Missouri on bonds of $100,000 each. Twenty-six-year-old Torrence O’Neill, 26-year-old Donald Kestner Jr, and 27-year-old Travis Davis are charged with armed robbery and armed activities.

Officials say a tip led them to the money in a very rural area of northwest Missouri and southern Iowa. It was concealed in a tree. All of the money taken in the robbery was recovered.

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