LINCOLN, Neb. — Two of the five people charged in connection with several Lincoln bank robberies have changed their pleas to guilty.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Israel Holmes entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. Julian Huffman entered his plea last week.

The three other suspects are scheduled to enter pleas in the coming weeks.

Court records say seven banks were robbed for a total of more than $49,000 from May through October. Prosecutors say pepper spray was used on bank employees in at least two of the robberies and the robbers also used realistic-looking BB guns to menace the employees.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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