Feds: Illinois man robbed Missouri bank twice

Friday, April 3, 2009 | 12:04 p.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU — An Alton, Ill., man is accused of robbing the same bank in Cape Girardeau, twice.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced a four-count indictment against 46-year-old George Chestnut. The indictment alleges Chestnut robbed a Bank of Missouri branch in the southeast Missouri town on Oct. 6 and again on Oct. 30.

Authorities say Chestnut got away with $17,210 in the first robbery and $4,640 in the second. In both instances, he allegedly showed a gun.

Chestnut faces two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts for using a firearm in the crime.

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