Two Sioux City teens accused in connection with an August 2015 bank robbery were sentenced to jail time on Wednesday in Woodbury County District Court. Heaven Zevenbergen and Angelica Perez each received five year prison terms on a felony charge of Second Degree Theft.
Because the 18 year old girls had no prior criminal history and had been described as good students some expected Judge Jeffery Neary to suspend any jail time but the judge said doing that would send the wrong message. "This is one of those lessons you'll have to learn the hard way," Neary said.
According to police records, Zevenbergen was working as a clerk at Security National Bank's branch inside the Hamilton Blvd Hy-Vee when Perez walked up to her teller window wearing a disguise and passed a message to Zevenbergen saying she had a gun and wanted money. Zevenbergen allegedly handed over about $10,000 dollars. Perez was wearing glasses a mustache and gotee that made her appear to be a male suspect.
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