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Two charged with St. Louis County bank robbery

Two charged with St. Louis County bank robbery

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Two men have been charged in connection with the May 14 robbery of a Regions Bank near Fenton.

John D. Morris, 49, and Kenneth Bentrup, 48, both of the 2800 block of Maplewood Court in High Ridge, have been charged with one count each of second-degree robbery. Both are being held at the St. Louis County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail each.

According to information on, a thinly built male with "distinctive square shoulders" came into the bank, gave a teller a note and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

St. Louis County police interviewed the men after they had been taken into custody by St. Louis Metropolitan Police in connection to a robbery at the Lindell Bank at 3921 Hampton Avenue on May 4. During the interview, the men admitted their involvement.

Marlon A. Walker covers general news for and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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