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Willowbrook, California man admits to bank robbery crime spree while on parole for robbing banks

(The AEGIS Alliance) – A Willowbrook, California man gave a guilty plea to federal bank robbery charges he committed against a number of banks throughout the Los Angeles region while he was under supervised release for prior convictions of bank robbery.

53-year-old Rickey Lewis made a guilty plea to 3 counts of bank robbery as well as a single count of bank robbery attempts in relation to a crime spree that went on for six days and took place in January of 2019.

Lewis confessed to being responsible for 3 bank break-ins from January 22 to 28 in 2019, the United States Department of Justice noted.

Lewis robbed a couple of JPMorgan Chase banking locations in Gardena and also, an International City Bank location in Long Beach in the course of the spree. He additionally confessed to trying to rob a Bank of America in Downey.

When those break-ins happened, Lewis made threats that he’d shoot the bank workers, but it was “not apparent” that he was actually holding a firearm, the DOJ mentioned.

Even though he covered up his fingers using clear tape, detectives were able to find a partial printing at one of the criminal offense scenes that were a match for Lewis’s hand print.

Lewis has been previously known by authorities as he was on monitored release during the time for a string of robberies throughout the Los Angeles region greater than a decade earlier.

He was found guilty in 2006 of 6 financial institution break-ins that occurred in Southern Los Angeles and Inglewood, the DOJ pointed out.

His 2019 financial institution robbery spree bagged him just $4,035 in cash money. The amount he’s stolen during his criminal profession is not clear.

Rickey Lewis is scheduled to appear back in court in January 2023 and also may encounter as long as two decades behind bars for every charge.

Cassie Mayberry – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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