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District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 13, 2020

Essex County Man Admits Role in Multiple Bank Robberies

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing five banks between October 2018 and January 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Myron Anderson, 40, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to a superseding information charging him with five counts of bank robbery and two counts of Hobbs Act robbery.

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

Anderson admitted robbing the following banks:

 

Bank

Location

Date

Bank of America

Florham Park, New Jersey

Oct. 1, 2018

TD Bank

Hackensack, New Jersey

Nov. 13, 2018

Provident Bank

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Nov. 14, 2018

Chase Bank

Nanuet, New York

Nov. 15, 2018

TD Bank

Franklin, New Jersey

Jan. 14, 2019

In each of the bank robberies, Anderson walked into the banks with a hat pulled down closely over his eyes to shield his face from view and presented the teller with a note demanding money be placed in an envelope. Anderson intimidated the tellers, who, fearing for their safety, complied and handed Anderson money. In each instance, Anderson took evasive actions in travelling to and from the banks so as not to get caught. 

Each count of bank robbery in which Anderson is charged carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for March 25, 2021.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the Florham Park, Hackensack, Bridgewater, and Franklin police departments in New Jersey and the Clarkstown, New York, police department. 

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Scrivo of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
20-413
Updated November 13, 2020