An Elizabeth New Jersey man recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark NJ so that he could be sentenced on bank robbery charges.
The suspect was accused of committing at least 10 bank robberies across New Jersey, including the Investors Savings Bank located in Elizabeth NJ, the Capital One Bank located in North Plainfield NJ, and the Rahway Savings Institute located in Colonia NJ. The suspect committed the bank robberies between August 2013 and May 2014.
Law enforcement finally captured the suspect after an FBI agent tracked his getaway vehicle to a house in Elizabeth, NJ.
The suspect initially faced criminal charges for 10 counts of bank robbery, but federal prosecutors eventually agreed to drop seven of the counts in exchange for the suspect agreeing to plead guilty to the other three bank robbery charges.
The suspect reached his plea deal in April 2016, but he just recently appeared in US District Court, located in Newark NJ, for a formal sentencing hearing. The judge sentenced the suspect to three years and eight months behind bars and ordered the suspect to pay $23,000 in restitution.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Elizabeth Man Gets More Than 3 Years for Bank Robbery Spree.”