HUTCHINSON, Minn. (WCCO) — A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Citizens bank in Hutchinson, Minn. in July 2012.

In federal court Thursday, Eric Andrew Ebbers, residence unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He was indicted on Aug. 22, 2012.

In his plea agreement, Ebbers admitted to entering the bank, located on 1390 Highway 15 South, on July 17, 2012. He gave the teller a note demanding money and warning the teller he had a gun. He then put the money, about $5,770, and ran from the bank into a waiting vehicle.

Law enforcement pursed the car along a Minnesota state highway. During the chase, the car exceed 100 mph, wove around traffic and passed a police roadblock. When the car was later disabled, Ebbers fled on foot into a cornfield. He was arrested the next day.

Ebbers also admitted to robbing an Alliance Bank in Lake City, Minn. on June 4, 2012.

For his conviction, Ebbers faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.


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