Cumberland County, New Jersey, Man Admits Bank Robbery
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Cumberland, County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing two banks with an accomplice, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.
Quintin L. Jones, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Oct. 11, 2016, Jones and an accomplice robbed a Cape Bank in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey. According to bank employees and video surveillance, two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts entered the bank. While one man crouched near the entrance and pointed what appeared to be a black revolver at employees, the other man approached bank tellers and directed them to place cash into a bag.
Afterwards, both robbers fled with $24,926 in stolen money from the bank. Employees observed a tan or gold vehicle with a black soft-top rapidly exit the parking lot and turn in the direction of Vineland. Security cameras at the bank and an employee also captured pictures of the car. Investigators determined that the car matched the description of a Chrysler Sebring that was stolen on Sept. 22, 2016, during a carjacking in the parking lot of a Walmart in Mays Landing, New Jersey.
The following Saturday, on Oct. 15, 2016, troopers with the N.J. State Police responded to a vehicle fire at a parking lot in Parvin State Park in Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey. After fire personnel extinguished the flames, troopers determined that the vehicle was the same car that had been stolen in the carjacking on Sept. 22, 2016.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Jones and the accomplice had purchased a gas can at a Walmart in Vineland and then took a cab to a Wawa gas station near Parvin State Park, where they purchased gas shortly before police responded to the vehicle fire. Investigators also learned that Jones, who had been staying at a local hotel on Oct. 15, 2016, had been observed by an employee placing a large amount of cash in a bag. Acting on this and other information, the State Police later obtained state arrest warrants for Jones and the accomplice along with search warrants for their residences. Law enforcement personnel who searched the accomplice’s residence also found clothing consistent with the outfits worn by the two men during the Cape Bank robbery as well as a toy revolver, cash, gloves, and a car key that appeared to be for the Chrysler Sebring.
Jones also admitted robbing Newfield National Bank in Newfield, New Jersey, on Oct. 7, 2016, with the accomplice. During that robbery, Jones and the accomplice stole $5,557 before fleeing in the same stolen Chrysler Sebring.
The counts with to which Jones pleaded guilty each carry a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2018.
The charges against Jones’ accomplice, Nathan L. Wallace of Vineland, remain pending, and he is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI’s Newark Division, Atlantic City Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher; the FBI’s Philadelphia Division, South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster; the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes. He also thanked the Vineland Police Department; the Hamilton Township Police Department; the Newfield Police Department; the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; and the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office for their roles in the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel J. Vidoni of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Megan J. Davies Esq., Cherry Hill, New Jersey