Monticello Man Charged with Robbing Springville Bank

A Monticello man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Linn County bank.

46-year old Joseph Kripner was taken into custody in Colorado.

According to a criminal complaint, Kripner robbed the Security State Bank in Springville earlier this month. A bank teller gave Kripner a plastic shopping bag filled with cash after he displayed what appeared to be a gun. With the help of Crimestoppers tip line, officers were able to compare photos of Kripner with surveillance camera footage from the bank heist.

Kripner has been charged with one count of bank robbery. He was held without bond after appearing in federal court in Colorado last week and will appear in federal court in Cedar Rapids once the U.S. Marshal’s Service transports him back to Iowa.

If convicted, Kripner could face up to 20 years in prison.