Two men arrested for bank robbery

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at a little after 8 am two armed men wearing dark-colored ski masks entered the American Bank Center in New England from a next door alleyway and approached the lone bank teller.

Colt Schneider (19 years old) was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department in Florida.

Posted 11/14/12

Kevin Schaefer

The Herald

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at a little after 8 am two armed men wearing dark-colored ski masks entered the American Bank Center in New England from a next door alleyway and approached the lone bank teller. The teller, upon seeing the sawed off shotgun carried by one intruder and the large pistol carried by the other, followed the robbers’ instructions and placed an unknown amount of money in a laptop bag, according to a press release from the Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office.

Reports were filed, the public questioned and the incident remained under investigation.

A break was made in the investigation when The Rapid City Journal reported in their Nov. 8 issue that the Rapid City police were looking for a local man who they suspected of robbing the North Dakota bank.The U.S. District Court of North Dakotas had issued an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Colt Schneider. Schneider’s last known address is in Rapid City, although he hadn’t been seen in the area for several weeks.

The U.S. District Court in North Dakota had issued an arrest warrant for Schneider. The warrant issued was for bank robbery, use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting.

Authorities believed that Schneider was one of three men who held up a bank in New England at gunpoint last month.

A second man, 27-year-old Johnner Joe Ward Jr. was being held in a Midland, Texas jail. He has since been released to the custody of U.S. Marshals.

A third suspect in the robbery is still being sought.

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at a little after 8 am two armed men wearing dark-colored ski masks entered the American Bank Center in New England from a next door alleyway and approached the lone bank teller.

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