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Monday, November 6, 2017

Hudson County Man Admits Robbing Jersey City Bank

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bayonne, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing Bayonne Community Bank in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 25, 2016, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Patrick O’Boyle, 60, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of bank robbery.

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

On May 25, 2016, O’Boyle robbed the Bayonne Community Bank by approaching the teller and demanding all “your 100s, 50s, and 20s and make it quick because my car is double parked outside.” O’Boyle had his left arm clutched at his side as if he had something under his hooded sweatshirt, which the teller thought might have been a gun. The teller handed him cash, and O’Boyle fled the bank.

The bank robbery charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2018.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, and officers of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ari B. Fontecchio of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Carol Gillen Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

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Updated November 6, 2017