Police Charge Cedar Rapids Man In Hills Bank Robbery

By Trish Mehaffey, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man who was released from federal prison in March has been charged again, this time for robbing a downtown bank only a month or so after his release.

Jacob Mack, 24, was charged with one count of bank robbery. According to the indictment, he is accused of taking $6,380 from Hills Bank May 2.

If convicted, Mack faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Mack was previously convicted in Linn County District Court for second-degree theft in 2010 and then convicted in federal court for being a felon and illegal drug user in possession of a firearm, according to court documents.

Mack served more than one year on the firearm charge, according to court documents. Then, his supervised released was revoked for violations and he was sentenced to another 11 months in prison. He was released March 22, until being charged in the bank robbery.

Mack is being held without bond pending trial, which is currently set for Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court.

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