Brothers Accused of Robbing TD Bank in Paramus, New Jersey
Two brothers were recently arrested and accused of committing bank robberies in Paramus and Hawthorne, New Jersey.
The suspects, who live in Sloatsburg New York, were found by Hasbrouck Heights NJ police officers. According to officials, the suspects were passed out in a car that was parked at a gas station located on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights.
The brothers were wanted in connection with the robbery of a TD Bank located on Paramus Road in Paramus NJ and the Chase Bank located on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ.
Paramus detectives worked with the FBI to investigate the Paramus bank robbery and identified one of the suspects within 48 hours of the theft.
Investigators then began to notice “shared similarities” between the Paramus bank robbery and the bank robbery in Hawthorne. For example, the robber in both robberies reportedly handed a note to bank employees and demanded cash. Additionally, the robber quickly fled both banks when employees failed to give him the money.
One of the suspects has been charged with two counts of bank robbery, while the other suspect has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. Additionally, both suspects face heroin possession charges because police allegedly found heroin in their vehicle at the time of the arrest.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. One of the suspects is being held on a $510,000 bail amount; the other suspect is being held at the jail in lieu of $210,000 bail.
According to the Hawthorne NJ police chief, the investigation remains active and ongoing.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Brothers Charged in Paramus, Hawthorne Bank Robberies.”