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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Isabella Man Indicted For Robbing Lake Bank In Two Harbors

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 25-year-old man from the northern
Minnesota community of Isabella was indicted for robbing The Lake Bank Super One Branch
in Two Harbors on Christmas Eve. Robert Kenneth Moore was charged with one count of bank
robbery.

The indictment alleges that on December 24, 2011, Moore stole approximately $6,669 from
the bank. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, at approximately 9:45 a.m.,
a man, later identified as Moore, walked into the bank and placed a demand note on the counter.
The note stated that the man had a gun. It also ordered the teller to quietly put the money in a
bag. After receiving the cash, the man reportedly left the premises.

On Christmas Day, the Two Harbors Police Department received a tip that the robber was
in an apartment in Proctor. At 1:15 a.m. on December 25, 2011, officers were allowed in the
apartment, where they allegedly found Moore hiding in the bathroom. Authorities also
allegedly discovered cash sealed in a Lake Bank strap.

If convicted, Moore faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. All sentences
will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Two Harbors Police Department, with assistance
from the Proctor Police Department, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura M.
Provinzino.

An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.

 

 

Updated April 30, 2015