Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Saddle Brook NJ Bank
A South River NJ man was recently sentenced to almost 6 years in federal prison for committing an armed robbery of a bank in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
The defendant was reportedly wearing a dreadlocks wig as a disguise when he entered the TD Bank on Floral Lane in 2013. He then approached a teller and flashed a BB air pistol.
While flashing the gun, the defendant allegedly shouted “Give me the money or I’ll shoot.” He then reportedly gave the teller just two seconds to hand over the cash.
The teller gave the defendant $1,900, which was placed in a bag provided by the defendant.
The defendant calmly walked out of the bank after the robbery and fled the scene.
Saddle Brook police arrived at the scene a short time later. Police immediately locked down two local schools while they searched for the robber.
The Saddle Brook Police Department and the FBI collaborated on a joint investigation into the robbery.
The defendant was eventually found hiding out at a house on Graham Terrace.
The 47-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges in June 2014.
Now the defendant is headed to prison. A U.S. District Court judge in Newark NJ recently sentenced the defendant to 71 months in federal prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “‘You Have Two Seconds’: Saddle Brook Bank Robber Who Threatened Teller Sentenced to Nearly Six Years.”