A man who was accused of robbing a bank in Bergen County, NJ is probably headed to state prison after he accepted a plea deal from prosecutors.
The suspect is a 40-year-old resident of New York. According to authorities, the suspect used a BB gun when robbing the Hudson City Savings Bank located in Lodi, NJ. He reportedly entered the bank, put the BB gun on the desk of a bank worker, and instructed her to give him cash. Police officers captured the suspect not long after he fled the Lodi bank.
Investigators looked into the bank robbery and soon connected the suspect to another bank robbery in Toms River, New Jersey.
Prosecutors charged the suspect with several crimes, including multiple counts of armed robbery. The suspect was also charged with criminal weapons offenses for illegal possession of a BB gun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Before the case reached the trial stage in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ, the suspect reached a plea agreement with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to the armed robbery charges, prosecutors agreed to recommend that he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The suspect has been held in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River while awaiting resolution of his case.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Successful Businessman Who Robbed 2 Banks in N.J. Takes 10-Year Plea Deal.”