Police Arrest Brothers Who Allegedly Robbed Banks in Paramus NJ and Hawthorne NJ
Police recently arrested two brothers who allegedly robbed banks in Paramus NJ and Hawthorne NJ.
The suspects, who are from Sloatsburg NY, were discovered by Hasbrouck Heights police officers. According to law enforcement, the suspects were unconscious in their vehicle, which was parked at a gas station on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Police ran a background check on the men and learned that they were wanted in connection with bank robberies in Paramus NJ and Hawthorne NJ. The suspects allegedly robbed the TD Bank on Paramus Road in Paramus and the Chase Bank on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne.
Detectives with the Paramus Police Department and the FBI conducted a joint investigation into the Paramus bank robbery. Shortly after the theft, they identified the suspects as the likely culprits.
During the investigation, detectives noticed several similarities between the Paramus robbery and another bank robbery in Hawthorne, NJ. The suspect in both thefts reportedly gave a note to bank employees when demanding money. Moreover, the robber in both incidents ran out of the bank when employees refused to hand over the cash.
One of the suspects was charged with two counts of bank robbery; the other suspect was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. Both suspects were also charged with heroin possession because police officers allegedly discovered heroin in the suspects’ vehicle when they were arrested.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. One of them is being held at the facility in lieu of $510,000 bail, while the other suspect is being held in lieu of $210,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Brothers Charged in Paramus, Hawthorne Bank Robberies.”