Man convicted of robbing Old National Bank sentenced to 30 years in prison

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A man who was convicted of robbing a South Bend bank in October 2015 has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for the bank robbery and related gun crimes.

Carlos Maez, 41, is accused of robbing a bank in South Bend on October 16, 2015 while armed.

He fled with approximately $8,000.

After the South Bend Police Department released photos of the suspect, the FBI received a tip and identified Maez as a suspect.

Several people identified Maez as the person in the surveillance photos.

Maez has previously been convicted of robbing a bank and was on probation at the time, according to federal prosecutors.

A jury convicted Maez in May 2018 of armed bank robbery, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

“Today’s 30 year sentence reflects the seriousness of armed career criminals who continue to commit violent crimes in this District. We will continue to seek sentences like this one to deter others that simply do not get the message," said US Attorney Thomas L Kirsch II.

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