FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2011
TRENTON, N.J. – A Red Bank, N.J., man pleaded guilty today to robbing TD Banks on two consecutive Fridays in August 2010, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Wilfred A. Dunn Jr., 28, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with two counts of bank robbery, admitting he robbed TD banks located in Fair Haven and Cranford, N.J., of approximately $3,071.00 and $4,000, respectively. Dunn entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Aug. 20, 2010, Dunn entered a TD Bank in Fair Haven, approached a bank teller and passed her a note stating that he had a gun and to give him money. The bank teller handed Dunn approximately $3,071. On Aug. 27, 2010, Dunn entered a TD Bank in Cranford and approached the bank teller as she was counting money. Dunn passed her a threatening note and took approximately $4,000 from the counter.
The charges to which Dunn pleaded guilty each carry a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 9, 2011.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent In Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, as well as the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Red Bank, Cranford, and Fair Haven Police Departments for their work leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Luria of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
Defense counsel: Chester Keller, Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark, N.J.