CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Waterloo man said he robbed the Farmer's Savings Bank in Frederika in October and pistol-whipped a customer during the robbery.

The statement is part of a plea deal that Steven Vandewalker made with federal prosecutors Tuesday.

Vandewalker said he entered the bank Oct. 23 with a handgun. He went into an office and ordered a customer and bank employee to get on the floor. He hit the customer in the face with the gun, took cash and ran.

The 38-year-old Vandewalker was convicted of one count of bank robbery and using a dangerous weapon to assault another person during a robbery.

He'll be sentenced later and faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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