A New York man who allegedly robbed a bank in Fort Lee NJ earlier this year is set to make an appearance in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspect committed the theft offense at the Bank of New Jersey on January 20, 2017. He reportedly walked into the building, gave a note to the bank teller, and demanded money. The note reportedly stated that the suspect had a handgun and would use the firearm shoot the bank worker.
After allegedly getting more than $5,000 in cash from the teller, the suspect reportedly exited the bank and fled the area.
Fort Lee NJ cops soon arrived at the scene and located the suspect on the George Washington Bridge. When police captured the suspect, he reportedly had stolen money in his pocket.
The suspect, a 30-year-old man from NY, has been charged with bank robbery.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the federal charges, he could face severe penalties that include 20 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
While the very serious criminal charges against the suspect are pending, he is being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “N.Y. Man Hit with Federal Charges in North Jersey Bank Heist.”