Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery of TD Bank in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
A South River New Jersey man has been sentenced to nearly 6 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a TD Bank in Saddle Brook, NJ.
According to prosecutors, the defendant was disguised with a dreadlocks wig when he walked into the TD Bank located on Floral Lane in 2013. He approached a teller inside the bank and flashed a BB air pistol.
While brandishing the weapon, the defendant reportedly said “Give me the money or I’ll shoot.” He then allegedly told the teller that they had just two seconds to hand over the cash.
The defendant reportedly got away with $1,900. The money was placed in a bag provided by the defendant. Sometime later, a dye pack exploded inside the bag.
After getting the money, the defendant calmly exited the bank and fled the scene.
The Saddle Brook Police Department was notified of the bank robbery. A short time later, police officers arrived at the scene. The Saddle Brook Police Department and the FBI worked together on a joint investigation into the robbery.
While searching for the suspect, Saddle Brook police put two local schools on lockdown.
Authorities eventually located the suspect hiding at a house on Graham Terrace.
The 47-year-old defendant was placed under arrest and charged with robbery. He pleaded guilty to the federal charges in June 2014.
Now the defendant is on his way to prison. A U.S. District Court judge in Newark NJ has sentenced the defendant to a term of 71 months in federal prison.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “‘You Have Two Seconds’: Saddle Brook Bank Robber Who Threatened Teller Sentenced to Nearly Six Years.”