Two Newark NJ residents have been accused of robbing banks in Springfield and Parsippany.
33-year-old Avery Spotswood and 29-year-old Quiama Harris have been charged with robbing the Investors Savings Bank at Morris and Linden avenues in Springfield, NJ.
According to a police complaint filed against the pair, Spotswood entered the bank and handed the teller a deposit slip and a handwritten note demanding cash. Police said that the note also stated that Spotswood had a bomb.
Spotswood and Harris had already been charged with robbing the Santander Bank in Parsippany, NJ. According to police, Spotswood entered the bank, handed the teller a note demanding cash, and indicated that he had an explosive device on his person. Police believe that Harris drove Spotswood to the bank and conducted surveillance.
Spotswood and Harris face a host of criminal charges, including armed robbery and conspiracy.
In New Jersey, armed robbery is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. According to the statute, robbery is a first degree felony when the actor uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery. In this case, Spotswood and Harris could each face up to 20 years in NJ State Prison if they are convicted of first degree armed robbery.
Spotswood is currently being held at the Morris County Jail on $200,000 bail, while Harris is also being held at the jail on $100,000 bail.
Armed Robbery Charges in Parsippany NJ
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Pair Charged in Springfield Bank Robbery.“