A Harrison New Jersey woman who admitted to robbing three banks in Newark and Harrison was sentenced to serve 7 years in federal prison.
The 36-year-old suspect robbed two banks in Newark NJ and one bank in Harrison NJ in early 2014.
The first bank that was robbed was a Valley National Bank in Harrison, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly got away with $3,000 in that bank robbery.
The second bank that the suspect hit during her theft spree was a Wells Fargo Bank in Newark, New Jersey. Approximately a week later, the suspect robbed another bank in Newark: a Popular Community Bank.
The suspect robbed all three banks during a three-week period.
According to law enforcement, the suspect used a note during all three bank robberies. Each time, the suspect reportedly handed the bank teller a note demanding cash and threatening the use of a gun.
The suspect was identified and captured after a multi-agency investigation that included police departments through New Jersey, including Newark, Harrison, and Kearny. The investigation also involved special agents with the FBI.
Sometime after being arrested and charged, the suspect pleaded guilty to multiple counts of armed robbery.
The suspect recently appeared in U.S. District Court for a sentencing hearing, at which the judge imposed a sentence of 7 years in federal prison. Moreover, the judge ordered the suspect to serve 3 years of supervised release at the conclusion of her sentence.
For further information about this case, read NJ.com article entitled “Harrison Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Robbing 3 Banks in Newark, Harrison.”