Police officers recently apprehended a man accused of robbing a TD Bank in Hamilton, New Jersey. The robbery suspect is a 38-year-old resident of Trenton, NJ. According to Mercer County law enforcement, he robbed the TD Bank branch located on the 1100 block of Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road in Hamilton Township. The suspect reportedly entered the building a short time before closing and handed a note to a bank teller. The threatening note reportedly instructed the employee to hand over cash. After getting an undisclosed amount of money from the teller, the suspect allegedly ran out of the bank and got into a red SUV parked just outside the building. Bank employees notified Hamilton NJ police, which dispatched officers to the scene. Hamilton cops soon arrived at the bank and canvassed the surrounding area in search of the suspect. Meanwhile, detectives with both the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a joint investigation into the bank robbery and identified the suspect. Police were able to determine the suspect’s identity by looking at video surveillance footage that reportedly showed the robbery. Just one day later, police tracked down the suspect after getting a phone call about his location. Someone notified law enforcement after recognizing the suspect from a photograph that had been released through the media.
Penalties for Robbery in Mercer County, NJ
After locating and arresting the suspect, Hamilton NJ detectives interviewed him at police headquarters. During the interview, the suspect allegedly confessed to having committed the Hamilton TD Bank robbery. He now faces multiple criminal charges, including robbery and theft of movable property. If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of robbery, he would be subject to severe penalties that include a lengthy term of incarceration. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies robbery as a second degree felony in most cases. A conviction for second degree robbery could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in state prison. After being placed under arrest, the suspect was remanded to the Mercer County Correctional Center in Lambertville, NJ. Under new bail regulations in New Jersey, the suspect could potentially be held without bail while awaiting resolution of his case. If you’ve been arrested and charged with robbery or theft in Mercer County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, or anywhere else in South Jersey, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. The experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys at the Davis Law Firm, LLC can help you fight your charges and avoid the most severe penalties. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation about your case.