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Published: Friday, 9/28/2001

Man accused in bank heist ordered held in Allen jail

LIMA, Ohio — A man accused of robbing a bank was ordered held in the Allen County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Dion Florence, 30, of Lima ap|peared yesterday in Municipal Court before Judge William Lauber, who set an Oct. 3 pretrial hearing. Mr. Florence is charged with one count of bank robbery in connection with an Aug. 27 holdup at a Huntington Bank branch.

Law enforcement authorities said yesterday that Mr. Florence is a suspect in another bank robbery and two robberies at local retail stores.

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