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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hudson County Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Robbing Jersey City Bank

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bayonne, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for robbing Bayonne Community Bank in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 25, 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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

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.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced O’Boyle to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito 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 today’s sentencing.

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

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
18-068
Updated February 20, 2018