Federal authorities captured a bank robbery suspect in Paterson, New Jersey.
The theft incident went down a short time after 9:00 a.m. on September 22. The suspect allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank located on Route 27 in Toms River, NJ.
The suspect reportedly walked into the bank, approached a teller, and instructed the bank employee to hand over cash.
Local law enforcement and federal officials, including U.S. Marshals, investigated the Toms River bank robbery and spoke with witnesses. Police also obtained video surveillance footage that reportedly showed the suspect committing the Wells Fargo robbery.
Authorities eventually tracked down the suspect at a residence in Paterson, NJ. When members of the US Marshal s Fugitive Task Force and the Ocean County Sheriff s Office Warrant Division found the suspect, he was allegedly trying to hide in the bathroom.
The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Toms River NJ, has been charged with one count of robbery.
If the suspect is convicted on the robbery charge, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is ordinarily classified as a second degree crime and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being apprehended and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $75K bail amount.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Caught in Paterson, Cops Say.”