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Authorities Wednesday released these surveillance camera photos of the robbery suspect at Regions Bank in downtown Waterloo.

WATERLOO — A Waterloo man can’t take back his plea in a 2017 bank robbery case.

Steven Lee Sisk, 54, pleaded guilty in June to federal robbery charges in the August 2017 holdup at Regions Bank in downtown Waterloo.

He then asked for a new attorney and attempted to rescind the plea, arguing his old attorney hadn’t investigated the case and that he had less than a day to consider the plea offer.

Particularly, Sisk — who suffers from multiple sclerosis and had hip replacement surgeries before and after the robbery — said his doctor should have been shown video of the robbery to determine if Sisk would have been physically able to pull off the crime.

In a ruling issued in October, Judge C.J. Williams denied Sisk’s motion. He noted the doctor had been shown still photos of the robbery and wasn’t able to rule out Sisk as a suspect.

The judge also noted Sisk had an almost identical draft of the plea agreement since early May.

Authorities allege Sisk was armed with a starter pistol during the holdup, and he was arrested in 2019 after he was allegedly identified by a scar and a gold tooth observed on the bank’s surveillance system.

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