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Vermillion SD man sentenced for two bank robberies

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A Vermillion, South Dakota man was sentenced to ten years behind bars for bank robberies in Iowa and Nebraska.

Karlis Baisden admitted to robbing the First Trust and Savings Bank in Lawton, Iowa and the Cedar Security Bank in Fordyce, Nebraska.

During their investigation authorities released surveillance camera pictures of Baisden inside the Cedar Security Bank in Fordyce.

Baisden pulled out a gun and demanded money from the teller. He stole $19,000 and then forced bank workers into a vault.

On April 6, 2011, Baisden was arrested in Sioux City after trying to rob the First Trust and Savings Bank in Lawton. He was 23 years old at the time.

Authorities say he followed a bank employee who was opening up the building that morning, demanding money after a showing a gun.

A witness came through the drive-thru and noticed the commotion.

Baisden fled to Sioux City without any money in a stolen car parked behind the bank.

He was arrested on Gordon Drive after colliding with an Iowa State Trooper's car.

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