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Corpus Man Handed 13-Year Sentence for Local Bank Robbery

Aug. 22, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Glen Lee Sympson has been ordered to federal prison for committing a bank robbery of Prosperity Bank in Corpus Christi in early 2013, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Sympson pleaded guilty June 3, 2013.

Today, U.S. District Judge Hayden Head, handed Sympson a sentence of 156 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by a three-year-term of supervised release. In assessing the sentence, the court considered his status as a career offender under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines due to his two prior convictions for robbery in June 2000 and November 2004.

On Jan. 2, 2013, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sympson robbed the Prosperity Bank on Leopard Street in Corpus Christi. He entered the bank wearing a disguise consisting of a wig and a beard and displayed a handgun at bank employees and others present in the lobby. Sympson was heard stating, “this is a robbery, no one call the cops or push any buttons. Get your hands up.” After the branch manager activated the alarm, Sympson yelled “get your hands out of there.”

Witnesses observed Sympson flee the bank with cash and get into a vehicle and were able to provide the license plate to officers. Officers soon located him and arrest Sympson at his residence.

Sympson, was arrested on Jan. 2, 2013, at his apartment on the 9800 block of La Branch Street in Corpus Christi.

He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The FBI investigated with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jeff Miller prosecuted the case.

 

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