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Monday, January 8, 2018

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing a TD bank in Newark in May 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Tyrone Anderson, 46, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of bank robbery.

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

Anderson admitted that during the May 26, 2017 bank robbery, he handed a teller a hand-written note demanding cash and threatening the teller to “make it quick.” Anderson then took cash from the teller and fled. Fingerprints recovered from the scene of the robbery led to Anderson’s arrest several days later.  

The 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. Anderson’s sentencing is scheduled for April 16, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark; the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino, and the Newark Department of Public Safety, under the direction of Director Anthony F. Ambrose, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua L. Haber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Leticia Olivera Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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Updated January 9, 2018