Bank Robbery Sentenced to 22 Years

Federal prosecutors say a Buffalo man who held up a Rochester bank has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Joseph Peeples III of was found guilty by a jury or robbing the Chase Bank branch at 1 South Clinton Avenue in Rochester. The defendent left about $43,000 in a bathroom at the Trailways Bus Station, and another $10,000 in a taxi. When he was arrested after being tracked to Binghamton, Peeples had another $52,000 in his hotel room.

Peeples had just been released from prison less than a week before he robbed the bank. He'd been in prison for bank robbery.


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