Brinks robbery defendant released from prison

David Gilbert, 77, was released last week from a state prison in Orange County.

News 12 Staff

Nov 9, 2021, 1:16 PM

Updated 896 days ago

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One of the last of the Brinks robbery defendants in state prison has been released.
David Gilbert, 77, was released last week from a state prison in Orange County.
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That according to the website of the State Corrections Department.
Gilbert had been in prison for nearly 40 years for his role in the 1981 robbery and shooting at the Nanuet Mall, which left a guard and two Nyack police officers dead.
He was granted clemency just hours before Gov. Andrew Cuomo left office.
The state parole approved his release last month.
The decision was denounced by Rockland officials as well as relatives of the three victims.
Gilbert’s supporters noted he was remorseful over his actions and was a changed man and was one of the oldest inmates in the state prison system.


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