A Newark New Jersey man recently pleaded guilty to charges of robbing a bank in Irvington, NJ.
According to federal prosecutors, the 25-year-old suspect committed an armed robbery of an Investors Savings Bank branch in July 2014.
The suspect wore a mask as he entered the bank during the early morning hours and approached a bank teller. The suspect then allegedly took out a .357-caliber Taurus handgun and flashed it at the teller. He threw a blue and white plastic bag at the teller and instructed her to fill it with cash.
At one point during the robbery, the suspect reportedly pointed the handgun at an Irvington NJ police officer who was working at the bank as a security guard. When the suspect momentarily looked away, the guard grabbed the suspect and wrestled him to the ground. During the ensuing struggle, other bank employees offered assistance and helped to disarm the suspect.
The suspect was later placed under arrest by Irvington police officer. He was charged with armed robbery, as well as a weapons offense for using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Now the suspect has pleaded guilty to both charges. He entered the guilty plea during a recent appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey.
As a result of the suspect’s guilty plea, he will be subject to a possible life sentence in federal prison. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in federal prison. Sentencing will take place at the Newark federal court on July 7.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Man Facing Potential Life Sentence After Admitting to Irvington Bank Robbery.”