Bank robbery accused will wait for bail hearings

A man accused of armed robbery at two Red Deer credit unions will wait three more weeks for a bail hearing.

A man accused of armed robbery at two Red Deer credit unions will wait three more weeks for a bail hearing.

Philip Glen Noel, 51, made his first court appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday, via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre.

Noel faces a total of 10 charges, including armed robbery, robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to public safety, using a disguise to commit an offence, possession of property obtained by crime and four counts of breaching a recognizance.

Charges were laid by Red Deer City RCMP investigating armed robberies at local branches of the Servus Credit Union.

Police issued statements previously advising of a number of bank robberies in Red Deer in recent months, including the two of which Noel is accused. Police allege that he is connected with robberies on July 9 and on Oct. 4.

Police also allege that two $10 bills identified as credit union property as well as a handgun were recovered when Noel was arrested on Oct. 5.

Noel remains in custody pending his next court appearance, set for Nov. 13.

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