Accused in Red Deer bank robberies ordered to stand trial

A man accused of armed robberies at credit unions in Red Deer has been ordered to stand trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.

A man accused of armed robberies at credit unions in Red Deer has been ordered to stand trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.

A preliminary hearing wrapped up in Red Deer provincial court on Monday before Judge Gordon Deck.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant an accused be tried in Court of Queen’s Bench.

Charges against Philip Glen Noel, 51, include armed robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon, two counts of wearing a disguise in order to commit a crime, possession of stolen property, and four counts of breaching conditions of a release.

Noel has remained in custody since his arrest last fall.

He is scheduled to appear at arraignments in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Jan. 13.

A preliminary hearing on similar robbery charges in Edmonton will be heard on Jan. 3.