Iowa man broke into bank to steal hand sanitizer: Police

The suspect is accused of committing a series of break-ins

An Iowa man has been charged with breaking into a bank -- only to steal some hand sanitizer, police say.

Mark Gray, 39, was taken into custody by the Sioux City Police Department early Tuesday after a series of burglaries, according to KCAU.

Court documents viewed by the station accuse Gray of smashing the glass door of a Security National Bank location about 5:15 a.m. before entering its lobby and swiping some hand sanitizer.

Mark Gray is now facing several burglary charges. (Woodbury County Sheriff's Office)

Mark Gray is now facing several burglary charges. (Woodbury County Sheriff's Office)

Hours before that, police say he broke into a mental health services facility in search of cash, KCAU added, citing the documents.

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Officers arrested Gray after finding him in a restaurant that he had broken into not far from the bank, police said.

He is now facing three third-degree burglary charges and is being held at a local jail on $6,000 bond.