How to repeat PowerShell script

Im looking at a way to repeat the below script x number of times. The script does not successfully delete all of the outlook messages on first pass so I want to have it automatically run 4 or 5 times, then quit. How can I do this?

 $objOutlook = New-Object -Com Outlook.Application
  $colItems = $objOutlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder('OlFolderDeletedItems').Items

  $olddate = (Get-Date).AddMonths(-2).ToShortDateString()
  $filtered = $colItems.Restrict("[ReceivedTime] <= '$olddate'")
  $filtered |
    % { $_.Delete() }
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SubsunCommented:
Simple method is to use a foreach loop to repeat the code..
0..10| %{ <Your code to repeat>}

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Example to repeat the code ten times..
0..10| %{
$objOutlook = New-Object -Com Outlook.Application
  $colItems = $objOutlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder('OlFolderDeletedItems').Items

  $olddate = (Get-Date).AddMonths(-2).ToShortDateString()
  $filtered = $colItems.Restrict("[ReceivedTime] <= '$olddate'")
  $filtered |
    % { $_.Delete() } 
}

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Rammy CharlesSales EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Not exactly. You should only need repeat the filter and delete, if at all.
$objOutlook = New-Object -Com Outlook.Application
$colItems = $objOutlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder('OlFolderDeletedItems').Items

$olddate = (Get-Date).AddMonths(-2).ToShortDateString()
0..10| %{
  $filtered = $colItems.Restrict("[ReceivedTime] <= '$olddate'")
  $filtered |
    % { $_.Delete() } 
}

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