Police in Gloucester Township NJ recently arrested a man who allegedly robbed a local bank.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the 38-year-old suspect entered the Beneficial Bank located on Berlin-Cross Keys Road and committed the daytime robbery.
The suspect allegedly walked toward a bank teller and handed her a note demanding cash. After the teller handed the suspect an unspecified amount of money, the suspect reportedly exited the bank and fled the scene on foot.
The Gloucester Township Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office worked together on the investigation and eventually identified the suspect, who lives in Deptford, as the likely culprit. Police investigators were also able to connect the suspect to the robbery of Fulton Bank in Deptford NJ in late October and the attempted robbery of a Bank of America branch located in Monroe, NJ.
Not long after the suspect was identified by police, he went to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and surrendered to authorities.
The suspect was charged with two counts of robbery, in addition to one count of attempted robbery.
If the suspect is convicted on any of the robbery charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C: 15-1, anyone who commits a theft while threatening another person can be charged with a second degree crime. A conviction on second degree robbery charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After the suspect was taken into police custody and processed, he was transported to the Salem County Correctional Facility. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $225K bail.
For further information this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Deptford Man Charged in Robberies Out of Camden, Gloucester Counties.”