Two teens in federal courts on bank robbery charges

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Two teens appeared in federal court Tuesday on bank robbery charges.

Keiran D. Pippins, 18, of Cape Girardeau, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of bank robbery.

Marquel L. Rhines, 19, of Mounds, Illinois was sentenced to three years in prison on one felony bank robbery count.

Pippins and Rhines robbed the First State Community Bank at 2527 William Street on November 23, 2009.

Rhines dropped Pippins off.  Pippins entered the bank around 9:50 a.m. gave the teller an envelope saying "give him all the money" and to give him "no marked bills or dye packs."  Pippins also told the teller she had 30 seconds and began counting down from 10.

The teller gave him $9,952.

Rhines drove Pippins away, but police stopped the vehicle soon after.  Rhines eventually pulled over and the two men fled on foot, but were quickly captured.

All of the money was recovered.

Pippins had already pleaded guilty to robbing the Capaha Bank in Cape Girardeau on November 19, 2009.  He also pleaded guilty to robbing three banks in Atlanta, Georgia between October 13 and November 21, 2009.

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