A Passaic, NJ woman and a Connecticut woman accused of robbing a bank in Garfield, New Jersey have been charged with federal crimes.
The robbery suspects are a 23-year-old woman from Passaic NJ and a 19-year-old woman from New Haven, CT. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the suspects walked into the Spencer Savings Bank in Garfield, NJ and posed as customers.
After asked a teller about opening a checking account, the suspects allegedly showed a handgun and threatened to shoot the worker unless she gave them cash. One of the suspects also allegedly stood guard over the bank manager during the theft crime.
After getting cash, the suspects reportedly ran out of the building and fled the scene.
Two weeks after the Garfield, NJ bank robbery, the suspects reportedly tried to rob a second bank in Teaneck, NJ. Police officers apprehended the women shortly after the robbery.
Now the suspects face federal robbery charges. If they are ultimately convicted on the charges, they could be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “2 Women Charged in Garfield, Teaneck Robberies.”