Ex-MIT Professor Accused in Bank Robberies

Joseph Gibbons was arrested on Jan. 8


A former MIT professor has been charged with robbery after he allegedly filmed himself robbing a Capital One bank branch in New York City on New Year's Eve.

He was arrested on Jan. 8, and will be back in court for a pretrial hearing on April 14.

The New York Post reports Joseph Gibbons gave a note to the teller, and made off with $1,000 in cash. However, Gibbons reportedly told a cellmate he was doing research for a movie.

Gibbons is also the suspect police in Providence, Rhode Island, were looking for in a Citizen's Bank hold up two months ago, according to the Providence Journal.

Gibbons left MIT in 2010.

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