IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with robbing an Iowa City bank in 2009 will be jailed until trial following his arrest in Egypt.
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U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Shields on Tuesday found that Mohamed Elkamil would present a flight risk if released and a potential danger to the public.
Court records show Elkamil was indicted by a grand jury last year for the July 20, 2009 robbery of American Bank and Trust in Iowa City. The indictment says he took $70,000 in deposits while brandishing a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty. Trial is scheduled for Jan. 3.
Elkamil was arrested in Egypt on a warrant issued by Interpol and deported back to the U.S. FBI agents arrested him Oct. 6 after he arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport in New York.