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A man who admitted robbing three M&T Bank branches last year was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 51 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten said Michael Bland robbed the M&T branch at 1300 Jefferson Avenue, the branch at 750 Main Street in Niagara Falls and the branch at 1877 Main Street in Buffalo between last Aug. 21 and Sept. 4.

Bland’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Buffalo and Niagara Falls police and the FBI.