FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Philadelphia man appeared in Camden federal court this morning on charges arising from his alleged robbery of the Cape Bank in Atlantic City, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Keith Ney, 49, is charged by Complaint with one count of bank robbery. Ney, who has been in state custody since his arrest on October 20, 2010, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Karen M. Williams. He was remanded to federal custody following the appearance.
According to the Complaint filed in Camden federal court:
On October 20, 2010, Ney entered the Cape Bank in Atlantic City, N.J., where he approached a teller and presented a demand note that read, “I got a bomb give all the money so I set it off.” The teller complied and furnished approximately $2,000, which Ney carried out of the bank. Following the robbery, a description of Ney was broadcast over the police radio and Ney was arrested by an Atlantic City police officer as Ney attempted to enter a taxi cab near the Atlantic City Trump Plaza Hotel. At the time of his arrest, a large amount of money was found in the taxi cab.
The charge of bank robbery carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Newark Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, along with the Atlantic City Police Department for the work leading to the apprehension of the defendant.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Skahill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
The charge and allegations contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Defense counsel: Christopher O’Malley, Esq., Camden