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Buffalo man who robbed Rochester bank sentenced to 264 months in prison

A Buffalo man convicted by a federal jury of robbing a Chase Bank in Rochester of more than $100,000 was sentenced Friday to 264 months in prison by Chief U.S. Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Joseph W. Peeples III, 44, who was arrested 13 hours after he robbed the bank Jan. 5, was tracked down by law enforcement in Binghamton, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.

Peeples left about $43,000 cash from the robbery at the Trailways Bus Station and $10,000 in a taxicab, prosecutors said. After he was arrested, officers searched Peeples' hotel room and found another $52,000.

Peeples had been released from federal prison six days prior to robbing the bank, after serving his sentence for an unrelated bank robbery. A jury returned a guilty verdict March 30.

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