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BOND SET FOR LE MARS BANK ROBBERY SUSPECTS

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THE TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWING THE ROBBERY OF THE IOWA STATE BANK OF LE MARS WILL NEXT APPEAR IN COURT ON DECEMBER 20TH FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING.

32-YEAR-OLD PHILLIP WHITE AND 35-YEAR-OLD KAREN MERRICK OF SIOUX CITY ARE EACH CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE ROBBERY AND FIRST DEGREE THEFT.

COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT WHITE ENTERED THE BANK, TOLD A TELLER THAT HE HAD A GUN, AND WANTED MONEY.

HE THEN FLED OUTSIDE TO A WAITING 2012 U-HAUL BOX VAN DRIVEN BY MERRICK.

THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED AFTER A 20 MILE PURSUIT WHEN OFFICERS DEPLOYED STOP STICKS TO PUNCTURE THE U-HAUL’S TIRES.

ALL OF THE THE STOLEN MONEY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE VEHICLE.

WHITE AND MERRICK EACH REMAIN IN CUSTODY ON $20-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND IN THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY JAIL.