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UPDATE: Two plead guilty in connection to smash-and-grab burglary

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UPDATE:  Bennett and Laughlin pleaded guilty to charges in federal court.  The two were arrested after the smash-and-grab burglary at the Dupaco Credit Union on Schukei Road in Waterloo, as well as other convenience store burglaries.

They face up to 30 years in prison.  Sentencing has not been set.


Waterloo police arrest two men in connection to a smash-and-grab spree.

Over the past month there has been multiple attempted smash-and-grab burglaries in Waterloo

47-year-old John Fitzgerald Bennett and 25-year-old Cody Joe Laughlin were arrested overnight. Police say the two men are connected to the multiple burglaries.

Bennett's bail is set at $107,000 and Laughlin's bail is set at $105,000.

They are facing multiple burglary, theft, and criminal mischief charges. 

Stay with KWWL as more information becomes available.

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