Authorities recently arrested two Oak Ridge NJ residents accused of robbing a local bank.
Local law enforcement received a report of a robbery at the PNC bank branch located on Berkshire Valley Road in Oak Ridge, New Jersey. Oak Ridge is a community located in Jefferson Township, NJ.
A number of different agencies quickly responded to the robbery, including the Jefferson Police Department, the Morris County SWAT Team, the FBI, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
It is alleged that an armed man entered the bank during the early-morning hours and demanded money from bank employees.
Shortly after the robbery, the Morris County SWAT team positioned itself at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Laurel Drive.
Other authorities investigated the robbery and soon identified a 57-year-old man as the prime suspect. Police located the suspect at his home in Oak Ridge and placed him under arrest.
Investigators then identified a 44-year-old woman as an accomplice and placed her under arrest as well.
Police made the arrests just a few hours after the bank robbery.
Both suspects have been charged with armed robbery. If they are convicted, they would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is classified as a first degree felony if the offender is armed with a deadly weapon. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. One of the suspects is being held at the jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, while the other suspect is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Oak Ridge Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested.”