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8:32 am
Fri November 15, 2013

NM Man Gets Prison For Robbing Two Banks Last Year

A Moriarty man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for robbing two Albuquerque banks.

Prosecutors say 47-year-old Georges Marius Hyatt also was ordered Thursday to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term and pay restitution to the banks.

Hyatt was arrested soon after a New Mexico Federal Credit Union branch in Albuquerque was robbed on July 16, 2012.

He also was accused of robbing a Bank of the West branch in Albuquerque the following day.

Authorities say Hyatt was identified by a federal probation officer who saw photographs taken by the Credit Union's surveillance cameras.

Hyatt pleaded guilty in March to the robberies along with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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