A Jefferson New Jersey man recently pleaded guilty to robbing a local PNC Bank.
According to Morris County NJ prosecutors, the 57-year-old suspect appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and admitted to the bank robbery.
In March, the suspect allegedly walked into the PNC Bank located on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson, NJ. The suspect wore a wig and a mask as he entered the bank and approached a bank teller.
The suspect was also allegedly in possession of an imitation handgun.
Authorities said that the suspect confronted the bank teller and demanded that the teller hand over money from the bank vault. The money reportedly had a tracking device on it, which allowed law enforcement to locate the suspect.
The suspect was placed under arrest at his home on Wildwood Road in Oak Ridge, New Jersey. When police arrested the suspect, he allegedly had the stolen money on him.
According to authorities, the suspect was previously convicted on a different robbery charge.
After entering a guilty plea for the most recent robbery in Jefferson NJ, the suspect is now subject to significant penalties. Morris County prosecutors are likely to recommend that the suspect serve a sentence of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the suspect would be required to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.
The suspect will have to return to Morris County Superior Court in August for a sentencing hearing.
To learn more about this case, check out the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Felon Admits to Wearing Wig, Mask, Robbing Jefferson Bank.”