US man robs bank, then robs it again

Chicago (AFP) –


A man in the US state of Ohio is accused of robbing a bank one day after being released from prison for robbing the very same bank two years earlier, US prosecutors said Wednesday.

Markiko Sonnie Lewis allegedly robbed the small bank branch in the Midwestern city of Cleveland on April 12, on his first full day of freedom and while on parole for his earlier crime.

The 40-year-old is now facing a federal criminal indictment accusing him of robbing a bank teller "by force, violence, and intimidation" -- a designation that could make his alleged offense punishable by as much as 20 years in prison.

Lewis is accused of taking approximately $1,044 from the bank, according to the US Attorney's office, which announced the latest indictment.

Lewis was sentenced to more than two years in prison in 2016, and was subject to three years of probation after his release on April 11, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.