By CBSNewYork Team

NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the men who participated in the deadly 1981 Brinks robbery in Rockland County has been granted parole.

Officials say 76-year-old David Gilbert will be released from a correctional facility in upstate New York in November.

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Gilbert was serving 75 years to life for his role in the armored truck robbery that led to the deaths of two cops and a Brinks guard.

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Prosecutors say he helped plan the crime and served as an unarmed getaway driver.

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Former governor Andrew Cuomo made Gilbert eligible for parole before resigning in August.

CBSNewYork Team