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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Essex County Man Charged With Robbing Three Banks In Northern New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – An Irvington, New Jersey, man appeared in federal court today to face allegations that he robbed three North Jersey banks between January and April 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Mark Macon, 45, is charged by indictment with three counts of bank robbery. He appeared this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court and was detained.

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

Macon allegedly robbed a TD Bank in Union City on Jan. 13, 2018, a TD Bank in Jersey City on April 19, 2018, and a Chase Bank in Jersey City on April 23, 2018. Macon robbed each location by handing a teller a note stating the bank was being robbed and demanding cash. Macon was arrested on April 26, 2018 and has been in state custody since that time.

Each bank robbery charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation. He also thanked the Jersey City and Union City police departments for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Feldman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defense counsel: John H. Yauch Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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Press Release Number: 
18-247
Updated July 19, 2018