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Billings Police recovered several improvised explosive devices in Roundup at the resident of Richard L. Gathercole, who was arrested on suspicion of shooting at a trooper in Kansas Monday. A similar device was found in the car he was driving during the shooting, authorities say.
Police evidence tape is seen on the door of Richard L. Gathercole residence at 121 Sixth Ave. W. Authorities said Gathercole, who was jailed after allegedly shooting at a trooper in Kansas on Monday, placed a jailhouse phone call to his mother asking her to remove firearms from the house.
A bank robbery suspect is shown at the counter of Iowa Heartland Credit Union in a surveillance footage released by Mason City police in 2015. Officials believe the man is the serial bank robber known as the AK-47 Bandit and is linked to heists in several states.
A Toyota Camry police say is the getaway vehicle in a robbery at Iowa Heartland Credit Union is shown in video surveillance footage provided by police. Dubbed the AK-47 Bandit, the robber is suspected of six robberies in five states.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Robbery charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.
Court records show 39-year-old Richard Gathercole was indicted Tuesday for an August 2014 bank robbery in Nebraska City, about 50 miles south of Omaha.
FBI officials have been looking for years for the man they believe robbed banks typically while carrying an AK-47 rifle. He is suspected of robbing Mason City's Iowa Heartland Credit Union on July 28, 2015, in addition to heists in California, Idaho, Nebraska and Washington state.
Gathercole, of Montana, was arrested June 20 near Lexington, Nebraska, after a sheriff's deputy spotted a pickup truck that Kansas authorities had reported stolen by a man who fired at a state trooper.
Gathercole also faces weapons charges.