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Man sentenced after robbing same bank twice

A judge has sentenced a Washington man to more than 19 years in prison for the 2006 armed robbery of a bank that authorities say he robbed nearly a decade earlier.

Authorities say 35-year-old Elijah Leroy Neal was sentenced Tuesday to 235 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

According to a news release, Neal’s plea agreement says he took more than $50,000 from a lockbox from the First Liberty National Bank in January 2006 after holding an employee at knifepoint.

Authorities say Neal pleaded guilty in October 1997 to robbing the same bank of $1,740, when it was a branch of Enterprise Federal Savings Bank. At the time he was sentenced to more than six years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.


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