Two Men Found with Possible Connections to Center Point Bank Robbery
By Alison Sullivan, Reporter
CENTER POINT, Iowa - Two men with possible ties to the recent Center Point bank armed robbery are in custody and may have been involved in several other robberies.
Detectives with the Linn County Sheriff's Office identified 25-year-old George "Ricky" Gaunt, last known to live in Kentucky, as allegedly involved in the Keystone Savings Bank robbery in Center Point on Oct. 12, according to a release from the Linn County Sherriff's Office.
Authorities identified 29-year-old Justin Wade of Covington, Ky., as a second suspect, the release said.
On Oct. 12, the Sheriff's Office received a call of an armed robbery at Keystone Savings Bank, 807 Rosedale Dr., Center Point. The release said the suspect allegedly handed a note demanding money to a teller and ran from the bank after receiving the cash.
Gaunt was arrested by Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office after a bank robbery in Eagle Lake, Minn., and the release said he's also a suspect in two Virginia bank robberies that occurred earlier this month.
Both Gaunt and Wade are in custody outside of Iowa on charges not associated with the Center Point bank robbery and local charges are pending, the release said.
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