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Isabella man pleads guilty to robbing The Lake Bank in Two Harbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 25-year-old man from the northern
Minnesota community of Isabella pleaded guilty to robbing The Lake Bank Super One Branch
in Two Harbors on Christmas Eve. Robert Kenneth Moore pleaded guilty to one count of bank
robbery. Moore, who was indicted on January 24, 2012, entered his plea before United States
District Court Judge John R. Tunheim.

In his plea agreement, Moore admitted that on December 24, 2011, he 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 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 found Moore hiding in the bathroom. Authorities also discovered cash
sealed in The Lake Bank strap.

For his crime, Moore faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Judge
Tunheim will determine his sentence at a future hearing. 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 U.S. Attorney Laura M.
Provinzino.

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