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Mason City bank robber sent to prison


MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Mason City bank has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Globe Gazette says Allen Penhollow, of Mason City, was sentenced on Monday in Cerro Gordo County District Court. He was accused of robbing the First Citizens National Bank in February.

Penhollow pleaded guilty in April to second-degree robbery and false reports. He was sentenced to up to five years on the false reports charge. The sentences are to run concurrently. A charge of terrorism was dismissed.

Authorities say a bomb threat was reported at a school in Mason City followed by a bank alarm.

Also charged is 30-year-old Emily Francis, of Manly. She pleaded guilty to a first-degree theft charge. Her sentencing is June 18.

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