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Armed Robber Sexually assaults woman at bank

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Jan, 2020. 11:24 am
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Armed robber sexually assaulted  a woman in a bank in United States of America before surrendering to authorities.

The incident reported Illinois where armed robber  took hostage inside bank sexually assaulted her before surrendering to authorities following a six-hour standoff.,

Police said Nicholas August, 39, of Rockford,  held at the Winnebago County Jail on $2 million.

Man charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, armed robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint.

The woman, a 39-year-old bank employee, treated at a hospital for injuries that not life-threatening, police said.

August entered Heritage Credit Union in Rockford, and threatened employees with a pellet gun that resembled a real gun, according to police.

He took woman hostage before ordering other employees out of the building.

Negotiators from Rockford police and the FBI talked with August during the standoff.

A Winnebago County SWAT team brought to the scene.

August surrendered to police. The hostage left the building with him and ushered away by officers.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said the robbery and hostage situation appeared to be random.

He said investigators don’t believe the bank employee targeted.

August wanted on warrants for aggravated domestic battery and a probation violation before his arrest Friday, police said.

Rockford, which is located about 90 miles (144 kilometers) northwest of Chicago

It is the largest Illinois city outside the Chicago area, with a population of roughly 147,000.

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