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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man whose relatives identified him as a suspect in a bank and store robbery to six years in prison.

The Springfield Republican reports 41-year-old Jarrod Michaelis was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbery charges.

Police say Michaelis and an accomplice went into a Springfield store Aug. 22 and demanded money from the register, telling the worker “we will stab you to death.”

Michaelis went to a bank in Chicopee two days later and gave the teller a note demanding money.

Police posted surveillance photos of both robberies on social media, and multiple relatives of Michaelis called to identify the man.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,