Law enforcement recently apprehended a bank robbery suspect in Paterson, NJ.
The theft incident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. on September 22, 2016. The suspect reportedly committed the robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank on Route 27 in Toms River, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly entered the bank, walked toward a bank teller, and instructed the bank worker to give him an undisclosed amount of money.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals investigated the bank robbery, which including talking to witnesses and looking at video surveillance footage.
Police later received an anonymous tip that led them to a house in Paterson NJ, where the suspect was allegedly hiding in a bathroom.
The suspect is a 30-year-old man from Toms River, NJ. He now faces criminal charges for one count of robbery.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of robbery, he would likely be headed to prison for quite some time. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is considered a second degree felony and carries a potential punishment of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $75,000.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Caught in Paterson, Cops Say.”