A Passaic NJ man was arrested and charged with robbing banks located across New Jersey, including Passaic County, Union County, and Hudson County.
According to authorities, the suspect committed the robberies at five different banks over a three-week period this summer.
The suspect’s first alleged bank robbery went down on June 24 at a Wells Fargo Bank in Kearny, NJ. The suspect reportedly got away with $2,500 during the Kearny NJ bank robbery.
On June 27, the suspect allegedly attempted to rob a Capital One Bank located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. However, the suspect reportedly failed to steal any money during the robbery attempt.
On June 30, the suspect allegedly walked into a Wells Fargo Bank in Linden New Jersey and held up a bank teller.
In July, the suspect reportedly committed bank robberies at Wells Fargo Bank branches in Clifton and Linden, New Jersey.
In all five bank robberies, the suspect allegedly handed a bank teller a note ordering the employee to hand over money. During at least two of the thefts, the suspect allegedly used a firearm.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the NJ State Parole Board, and a number of local police departments investigated the bank robberies and eventually identified the suspect as the likely culprit. FBI agents later captured the suspect in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 25-year-old man from Passaic, New Jersey. He faces federal criminal charges for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery. He recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark for a preliminary hearing.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of bank robbery, he would be subject to severe penalties that include a possible sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Passaic Man Charged in Bank Robbery Spree over 2 Months.”