A Jefferson NJ man reportedly confessed to using an imitation firearm to commit a robbery at a local PNC Bank.
According to Morris County prosecutors, the 57-year-old suspect recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and pleaded guilty to second degree robbery charges.
In March, the suspect allegedly entered the PNC Bank located on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson, New Jersey. The suspect was reportedly wearing a wig and a mask when he approached a bank teller and flashed an imitation handgun.
The suspect reportedly demanded that the teller hand over cash from the bank vault. The money had a tracking device.
Police officers later located and arrested the suspect at his residence on Wildwood Road in Oak Ridge, NJ. Police allegedly found the suspect in possession of the stolen money.
According to prosecutors, the suspect has a prior conviction for robbery on his criminal record.
After entering a guilty plea for this most recent robbery, the suspect now faces severe penalties. Morris County prosecutors are expected to recommend that the suspect receive a sentence of 10 years in NJ State Prison, with a requirement that he serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
The suspect will be formally sentenced in August when he returns to Morris County Superior Court.
For more information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Felon Admits to Wearing Wig, Mask, Robbing Jefferson Bank.”