New York Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charges in Fort Lee, NJ
A New York man recently admitted robbing a Fort Lee bank earlier this year and pleaded guilty to first degree armed robbery charges.
The theft incident occurred on January 20, 2017. According to law enforcement, the suspect walked into the Bank of New Jersey during regular business hours, approached a bank employee, and passed the worker a note.
The suspect’s note allegedly stated that the suspect would use a firearm to shoot the bank worker unless the worker gave handed over money.
Detectives with the Fort Lee Police Department later investigated the bank robbery and eventually managed to identify and capture the suspect.
The suspect, who hailed from NY, was subsequently charged with first degree armed robbery, among other criminal offenses.
Now the suspect is headed to prison after reaching a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and pleading guilty to the armed robbery charges.
Depending on the recommendations of federal prosecutors, and the ultimate decision of the US District Court judge, the suspect could face as many as 20 years behind bars.
Armed Robbery Charges in Fort Lee NJ
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Pleads Guilty in Fort Lee Bank Robbery.”