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Police ruse led to Lenstrom's detainment for bank robbery; FBI requests federal arrest warrant


When Sidney police confronted Janetta Lenstrom last Friday morning after the robbery at Sidney Federal Saving’s & Loan, the Potter resident allegedly “broke down, stating she was either going to kill herself or rob a bank, as it was the only way she could think of to get herself out of her current situation.”

Details of the confrontation were made available in an FBI affidavit attached to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court.

Lenstrom was taken into protective custody on Friday. The Sidney Police Department and the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office had her transpo...

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