Fairview and North Bergen Police Apprehend Two Men Accused of Robbing TD Bank in Fairview
By Travis Tormey posted in Theft Offenses on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Late Friday night, police officers discovered the car used by two (2) men to rob a bank earlier in the day.
Around 11:30 PM on Friday, police found a silver Nissan Altima on a street in uptown North Bergen NJ. It is believed that this was the vehicle used in a bank robbery in Fairview NJ. Additionally, police found a ski mask discarded in a trash can near where the Altima was parked.
44-year-old Gary Bohannon and 20-year-old Angel Felio-Alberto have been charged in the robbery of TD Bank in Fairview.
According to police, Mr. Bohannon was armed with a BB gun when he entered the bank and jumped over the counter. Meanwhile, Mr. Felio-Alberto held customers at knife-point.
After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, Mr. Bohannon and Mr. Felio-Alberto fled the scene. The pair initially escaped into North Bergen, where they attempted to carjack a van driven by a Fairview Department of Public Works DPW employee. When Mr. Bohannon was unable to get the van into the correct gear, he drove into a building and attempted to escape on foot.
Eventually, North Bergen police officers found Mr. Felio-Alberto hiding in Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen, while North Bergen and Fairview police officers found Mr. Bohannon taking cover underneath a truck.
Both men have been charged with robbery, theft, and aggravated assault, in addition to other related charges. Mr. Bohannon faces additional charges, including carjacking, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, eluding police, and weapons offenses.
In New Jersey, robbery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. As set forth by the statute, robbery is a first degree felony if the actors used a deadly weapon during the robbery. Because Mr. Bohannon was armed with a BB gun and Mr. Felio-Alberto had a knife, the men could be looking at up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison if convicted.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Car Used in Fairview Bank Robbery Found in North Bergen, Police Say.“