Man Admits To Robbing Bank Near Lake Mille Lacs

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 11:49 am

A Coon Rapids man admitted, Monday, to robbing a bank near lake Mille Lacs. James Ardito Jr, 39, confessed to holding up the First National Bank of Deerwood, in Garrison in September of 2007.

Ardito robbed the bank of over $2,800 while armed with a handgun. He faces up to 25 years behind bars.

The Brainard Dispatch reports Ardito told a police informant that he used the money to buy methamphetamine. He has previous felony convictions including aggravated robbery and burglary.

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