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New York Man Sentenced to 43 Months in Prison for Robbing Bergen County, New Jersey, Bank

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for robbing a bank in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in January 2017, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.


Isaac Nesbit, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of bank robbery. Judge Salas imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.


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


Nesbit admitted that on Jan. 20, 2017, he robbed a Bank of New Jersey branch in Fort Lee. Nesbit admitted that he handed a teller a hand-written note demanding cash and threatening to shoot everyone in the bank if the teller did not comply.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Salas sentenced Nesbit to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark; the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal; and the Fort Lee Police Department, under the direction of Chief Keith M. Bendul, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

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

Updated October 17, 2017

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 17-385