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Wayland man sentenced to 36 months for bank robberies

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 12:46:14-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Wayland man has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for three 2019 robberies.

56-year-old Gilbert Chrispin Noel Jr. robbed a bank and two credit unions between February and November of last year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan.

Police confronted Noel after receiving an anonymous tip from someone who recognized him from a surveillance photo on the news. The man confessed to all three robberies, according to the statement.

“Credit union and bank robbery are serious offenses," U.S. Attorney Birge said at Noel’s sentencing hearing, “often resulting in traumatic life-altering consequences for the victims.”