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Two plead not guilty to robbing Tacoma bank

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 14, 2012 at 8:33 am with No Comments »
September 14, 2012 8:33 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged two men with robbing a Tacoma bank earlier this week.

Labron Holmes, 41, and Ike Owens, 37, both pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery Thursday during their arraignment.

The two men are accused of holding up a U.S. Bank branch Wednesday in the 800 block of South 38th Street.

Charging documents state:

Holmes entered the bank and handed a bank teller a note reading “This is a robbery. No die pack or u wil die. I am sorry.”

When the teller opened the cash drawer, Holmes snatched the money and fled the building. He dropped several bills on his way out the door.

Police pulled over his getaway car, which was driven by Owens. A bag with the stolen money was recovered from inside the vehicle.

Both men confessed to the robbery. Owens, a homeless man from Seattle, told officers he thought they were going to steal alcohol and trade it for drugs.

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