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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Career Offender Bank Robber Sentenced to 262 Months in Federal Prison

Bank Robber on Supervised Release after Serving Time for 1993 Bank Robbery

DALLAS — Noah Bradley Lester, 64, of Farmers Branch, Texas was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle to serve a total of 262 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in April 2016 to two counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on April 17, 2015 Lester entered the BB&T Bank located at 3550 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas, wrote a demand note then left the bank when approached by bank personnel, leaving the note behind. Lester next entered the Capital One Bank located at 2903 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas. Lester handed the teller a note demanding money and then lifted his shirt so the teller could see an airsoft pistol in his waistband. The teller, scared and in fear for her life, complied with the demand and provided Lester with cash. After securing the money, Lester left the bank. He was arrested later that same day as he arrived home.

Lester also pleaded guilty in 1993 in the Northern District of Texas to one count of bank robbery and was sentenced in August 1993 to serve 300 months in federal prison. At the time of these April 2015 bank robberies, Lester was on supervised release on that offense. Today, Judge Boyle sentenced Lester to 262 months on the bank robbery offenses and 36 months for violating his supervised release, to be served concurrently.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson was in charge of the prosecution.

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Violent Crime
Updated February 16, 2017