Bank Robbery Inside Edison’s Stop & Shop PNC Bank

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According to an article on Police have arrested Timothy P. Thomson, 36 from Edison Township man in the connection with the Oct. 24th robbery of a PNC Bank on Route 1 located inside a Stop & Shop grocery store.
According to police, Thompson entered the bank just before 6:30 p.m., passed a note to a teller stating he had a gun and demanding money.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man ran from the bank, police said.
Edison police Detective Frank Varga, working with the FBI, developed information that let to Thompson s arrest at the Middlesex County Jail, where he is being held on unrelated charges, police said.
Municipal Court Judge Gary Price has set Thompson s bail at $75,000. Thompson remains in custody.

Because it is alleged that Thompson indicated he had a gun during the robbery, this elevates the offense to a crime of the First Degree, the most serious under New Jersey’s criminal code. If convicted, Thompson faces between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a requirement that he serve 85% of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act (“NERA“) for violent offenders.

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