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Region 8 man found guilty of first degree robbery

DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A man accused of robbing a Region 8 bank and making his getaway on a bicycle has been found guilty of the crime.

A Dunklin County jury found Samuel Bolthouse guilty of first degree robbery in the March 2009 hold-up of the Focus Bank branch in Cardwell.

According to prosecutors, when tellers couldn't read his note demanding money, he grabbed a stack of cash then escaped on a bicycle.

A customer followed him in her car and she told police where they could find him.

Bolthouse will be sentenced next month.

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