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Wisconsin man charged in bank robbery told the police that he ” decided to try something new,’ says complaint

Xengxai Yang, 19, Appleton, Wis., was charged Monday with “the robbery of a financial institution with a dangerous weapon.”
(Outagamie County Jail)

A Wisconsin man arrested in connection with a bank robbery told officers he felt like trying “something new” on that day, a criminal complaint states.

Xengxai Yang, 19, Appleton, Wis., was charged Monday with “the robbery of a financial institution with a dangerous weapon,” according to the Appleton Post-Crescent, under the statement of the complaint.

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He was ordered held on $250,000 bond and is currently incarcerated in the Outagamie County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for March 28.

The theft occurred on March 15 in the Community Credit Union in Appleton.

The indictment stated that a bank teller saw a person wearing black clothing, a mask and held a gun. The masked person asked for $10,000 and tellers gave him the money.

When police arrived on the scene, they saw a man walk into the bank wearing black clothing and “what appeared to be a ski mask.” Officers who searched the man and found a .22 caliber gun “in his waistband with a round in the chamber,” the Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The suspect reportedly told officers the gun’s not loaded when he was in the credit union, but he “cocked” the weapon.

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The police said that they picked up from more than $10,000 in cash from the suspect.

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