Bank thief sentenced


MCALLEN, Texas – A McAllen bank thief that was recently released from prison is heading back to jail.

55-year-old Joe Wayne Galipp admitted he robbed the Vantage Bank on 2nd Street in McAllen back in May.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced him to another 5 years behind bars followed by three years of supervised release.

Galipp’s past crimes include a 2013 bank robbery in Harlingen and a convenience store robbery.

This was a joint investigation by the McAllen Police Department and FBI.

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