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Lowell Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charge

January 30, 2019
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BOSTON -- A Lowell man pleaded guilty to a masked armed bank robbery in federal court Tuesday, reportedly stealing about $15,000.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, 37-year--old Jason Nobles was involved in the incident at the Santander Bank in Swansea on Feb. 26, 2018.

Nobles reportedly “approached a teller’s station, brandished what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol, pointed the pistol at the bank’s tellers and demanded cash.”

Nobles rushed the tellers and threatened to shoot them, according to the press release. The tellers gave him the cash. Employees at the bank witnessed Nobles run to a gray Toyota SUV in a neighboring parking lot. Police were able to locate the car and Nobles with descriptions provided by the bank tellers.

He is facing a sentence of up to 25 years in prison and five years of personal release.

Nobles is in federal custody and scheduled for sentencing on May 7.

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