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Wantage, new jersey man sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to rob two banks in one week

January 25, 2012


NEWARK, N.J. – William R. Carberry Jr. was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for robbing TD Bank in Jersey City, N.J., on June 25, 2010, and attempting to rob Chase Bank in Franklin, N.J., on June 28, 2010, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Carberry, 32, of Wantage, N.J., previously pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. Carberry entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler, who also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On June 25, 2010, Carberry entered a TD Bank in Jersey City and told a bank teller that he had a gun in his bag and to give him the money in the bank teller’s drawer. The bank teller complied, and Carberry left with the money.

On June 28, 2010, Carberry entered a Chase Bank in Franklin and passed a bank teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding money. Before the bank teller handed him any money, Carberry retrieved the note and fled.

The banks’ video surveillance cameras recorded both incidents.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Carberry to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy Luria and Fabiana Pierre-Louis of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.


Defense counsel: Assistant Federal Public Defender David Holman Esq., Newark

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