A man from the western Iowa town of Deloit is sentenced to ten years in prison for robbing a bank in northern Missouri. Forty-nine-year-old Steven Laaker appeared in Harrison County, Missouri, Circuit Court in Bethany yesterday (Thursday), at which time he pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree robbery. Court records indicate Laaker held up the Citizen’s Bank in Blythedale, Missouri, a town of about three-hundred people, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 23rd. Laaker fled the bank with an undetermined amount of money, but was captured by law enforcement authorities about a half-hour after the robbery occurred.
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