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Bank robber Drew Steier remains at large Tuesday, four days after he escaped from the McCook Work Ethic camp and stole a car.

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Steier was convicted nearly a year ago of attempted robbery of the Farmer’s State Bank in Wallace. He was serving what was left on a 1.5 – 3 year sentence in prison.

Steier went over the fence around 8 p.m. Friday, July 5 at the Work Ethic Camp. He moved fast and was last seen that night around 10 p.m., driving east out of Ogallala, 100 miles from McCook, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

After he climbed the fence, Steier evidently walked the half-mile into McCook, and at 8:23 p.m., a white 1998 Subaru Legacy was reported stolen. Soon afterwards, a man matching Steier’s description helped himself to gas at a convenience store and drove off without paying, the State Patrol said.

Around 10 p.m., a man matching Steier’s description took gas and drove off from the Western Convenience Store on U.S. Highway 30 in Ogallala without paying. A clerk said he drove east when he pulled out.

The stolen Subaru has a dent in the left-rear quarter panel. As of Tuesday afternoon, Steier had not been recaptured, the state patrol said.

Steier is 6’4” tall and weighs 270 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and shirt.

A state patrol spokesperson said clerks at both convenience stores positively indentified Steier from his photograph and they also identified the car.

Steier was one of two would-be bank robbers in the failed attempt in August to rob the Farmers State Bank in Wallace. Steier went into the bank in disguise, waving what appeared to be a pistol around, demanding money. He left frustrated after bank tellers told him they had no access to the money, which was all locked up. The gun later turned out to be a BB pistol.

His accomplice Tracy Black waited outside in a pickup.

The two drove out of town on a back road and were caught about an hour later near Imperial on Nebraska Highway 61.

Steier spent 238 days in the Lincoln County Jail before he was sentenced on April 8. Black was also convicted on Jan. 28. He received the same sentence – 1.5-3 years.

Before Black was sentenced, his defense attorney Bob Lindemeier told the court that the whole thing started from drinking, with Steier saying, “Let’s go rob a bank.”

Black reportedly tried to talk Steier out of it, but after more drinks Black gave in, on the condition that he would only drive.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/8/2013
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