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Lowell Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

January 31, 2019

A Lowell man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Tuesday to a masked and armed bank robbery in which he reportedly stole about $15,000.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jason Nobles, 37, 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 semiautomatic 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.

Nobles faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison and five years of personal release. He is in federal custody and scheduled for sentencing on May 7.

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