camden county, n.J., man sentenced to 163 months in prison for robbing three banks
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March 15, 2013
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, N.J., man today was sentenced to 163 months in prison for robbing three banks in Pennsauken, N.J., in November 2011 while on federal supervised release for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Richard B. Jones, 38, of Pennsauken, previously pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of bank robbery in connection with his robbing a Sovereign Bank on Nov. 28, 2011. He also admitted robbing the same Sovereign Bank and the PNC Bank in Pennsauken, N.J., that same month.
Jones also previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to committing the three bank robberies while on federal supervised release for a bank robbery in Rhode Island in 2006.
Judge Bumb sentenced Jones today in Camden federal court. On the robbery count, Jones was sentenced to 151 months in prison and for violating his supervised release, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 12 of which are to be served consecutively.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In November 2011, Jones entered a PNC Bank in Pennsauken, approached a bank teller and presented a note that said: “Got a gun, no dye packs, all 20's, 50's, 100's.” He received money from the teller and fled. He also robbed the Sovereign Bank twice that month.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Bumb sentenced Jones to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $10,000 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge David Velazquez in Newark; the Pennsauken Police Department, and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office for the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyson M. Oswald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Christopher H. O’Malley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Camden