Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man has been sentenced to about 9 ½ years in federal prison for robbing the same bank twice last December.

37-year-old Ryan Liskow earlier admitted to a federal bank robbery charge for a holdup at a Sterling State Bank in northwest Rochester on December 14th through a plea agreement that led to the dismissal of charges stemming from his robbery of the same bank on December 15th. His take from both robberies was around $5500.

The second hold up attracted national media attention because a reporter from KIMT TV in Mason City, Iowa was in the parking lot of the bank doing a live report on the first robbery when the second robbery was taking place. During the broadcast, an employee of the bank ran up to the reporter and pointed to Liskow as he was walking away with the bag of cash.

He was arrested later that day after a Rochester Police Officer returning from a training session in the Twin Cities spotted him driving on Highway 52 in a stolen vehicle.

Liskow’s criminal history includes a conviction for a bank robbery inf the Twin Cities in 2009.

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