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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Section of Justice (DOJ) has introduced that Lance Lombrana, 41, of Fort Wayne has been billed by way of a criminal complaint with armed credit history union robbery.

In accordance to court docket documents, on Aug. 30 Lombrana allegedly went into the 3Rivers Federal Credit Union at 551 W. North St. in Kendallville, approached a teller and asked to communicate with a manager. When the supervisor arrived, Lombrana eliminated what appeared to be explosives with a timing machine from a red and black bag. Credit score union staff members later told regulation enforcement that they believed the device was a bomb. Lombrana then demanded hard cash from the manager and still left. 

Law enforcement arrested Lombrana in Garrett shortly just after.

“After session with the Kendallville Police Chief Waters and lead Detective Handshoe, as effectively as the U.S. Attorney’s Business office in Fort Wayne, the final decision has been created that the scenario towards Lance Lombrana will be filed in U.S. federal court,” said Noble County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Mowery. “The conclusion was not quick when criminals victimize the citizens and communities in Noble County, I want to prosecute these criminals. [But] we have been offered data that has led me to the conclusion that the federal court docket is the additional suitable location for this circumstance.”

The United States Attorney’s Office is emphasizing that a complaint is just an allegation, and that all persons are presumed harmless until finally tested guilty outside of a affordable question in a court docket of legislation.

If convicted, the DOJ claimed any particular sentence to be imposed will be established by the Choose after a consideration of federal statutes and the Federal Sentencing Tips.

This situation is remaining investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana Condition Police, and the Kendallville Police Division. This situation is currently being prosecuted by Assistant United States Lawyer Lesley J. Miller Lowery.