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Vt. man pleads not guilty in RI armed bank robbery

June 28, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two out-of-state men accused of armed bank robbery in West Greenwich are being held without bail after pleading not guilty to conspiracy, robbery and firearm charges.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island says Louis Peters III and Craig Casey entered the pleas Tuesday before a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Providence. The men were indicted last week on charges carrying a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

Prosecutors allege Peters, of West Topsham, Vt., and Carey, of Fall River, Mass., threatened bank employees during the May 28 robbery. Police say they captured the men shortly after the robbery, following a botched getaway attempt.

An attorney for Peters has declined to comment on the case. A lawyer for Carey has not returned calls seeking comment.

The suspects have been held since their arrests.

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