Two suspects in custody after Le Mars bank robbery

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Two people suspected in a Siouxland bank robbery are in custody Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, authorities are continuing their investigation at the Iowa State Bank in Le Mars. 

Iowa State Bank is located in the 300 block of Plymouth Street in Le Mars. The bank is circled with caution tape.

According to police reports, around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, police received reports of a robbery in progress.

Le Mars, Remsen, and the Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene.  

According to a witness that spoke with KCAU 9 and said that the suspect parked a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of the ‘Brew,’ a local coffee shop nearby, and then walked into the bank. 

Shortly later, witness Robin Jongerius, told KCAU 9 the man came running from the bank and drove away in a U-Haul truck. 

“People were going, “What’s going on? What’s going on? We think the bank was just robbed. We think it was a guy in the U-haul. Yeah, it was the guy in the U-haul.” So then we were just watching cameras trying to check that out, and we had a couple of girls come in who were over across the street. They said the bank lady said, “Lock the doors. He’s running or something like that,'” said Jongerius.

The U-Haul truck drove west on C38. After a chase through rural Plymouth County, authorities were able to stop the truck on K18, a few miles north of Highway 12, by using stop sticks.

A man and a woman were taken into custody. The robbery suspect took an undisclosed amount of money. 

KCAU 9 obtained surveillance footage of the suspect fleeing into the U-Haul truck. 

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