FBI Captures Woman Accused of Committing Armed Robbery at Bank in Glen Rock, New Jersey
Police arrested a woman who allegedly held up a bank in Glen Rock New Jersey last month.
According to federal prosecutors, the 51-year-old suspect was donning a red wig when she entered the Glen Rock Savings Bank.
Once inside the bank, the suspect reportedly approached bank tellers and pointed a long-barreled handgun at them. According to witnesses, the suspect threatened to shoot the bank employees. Moreover, after bank tellers failed to give the suspect enough money, she allegedly directed them to go into the vault and secure more cash for her.
The suspect reportedly exited the bank and fled the scene in a white Porsche. According to court documents, the suspect got away with nearly $113,000 in the theft.
Glen Rock police and FBI investigators looked into the alleged theft and obtained surveillance footage which is said to show the suspect committing the armed robbery.
Beyond that, investigators allegedly learned that the suspect’s cell phone was used in the vicinity of the bank shortly after the robbery.
Investigators also found a paintball gun which matched witnesses’ descriptions of the handgun used in the robbery.
Additionally, surveillance cameras outside the bank reportedly show a white SUV leaving the area a short time later. That’s how investigators were eventually able to identify the suspect: a motor vehicle record check led to the suspect’s father because the car was registered in his name.
The FBI eventually captured the suspect at a casino in Atlantic City. The arrest occurred just one day after the Glen Rock bank robbery. According to officials, the suspect attempted to give two large stacks of money to a cashier at the Borgata casino.
The suspect recently appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark NJ for an initial hearing. The hearing did not last long; afterwards, the district court judge ordered that the suspect be detained.
If the suspect is convicted on the federal armed robbery charges, she could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in federal prison.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Glen Rock Bank Bandit Used Paintball Gun, Fled in Porsche, Feds Say.”