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Union County Man Arrested for Robbing Bank

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for robbing a bank in Rutherford, New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Senenca Wilson, aka “Seneca Wilson,” 42, of Clark, New Jersey, was arrested today and charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance by videoconference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III.

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

On April 7, 2021, at 4:12 p.m., Wilson entered Victim Bank-1 in Rutherford wearing a thin windbreaker over a dark t-shirt with a white logo. Wilson was also wearing a dark New York Yankees baseball cap, sunglasses, a neck gaiter over his face, and a glove on his left hand.

Wilson handed the teller a note demanding money with no straps on the bills. The teller put currency into a white plastic bag that Wilson provided. Wilson took the bag of cash and walked out of the bank. Moments later, a doorbell video camera on a nearby residence recorded footage of Wilson running south down the sidewalk away from Victim Bank-1.  A few seconds later, a car registered to Wilson was seen driving away from the area, and .the Yankees baseball cap that Wilson wore during the robbery was found by law enforcement in a recycling bin near Victim Bank-1 

The bank robbery charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the FBI’s Violent Crimes/Interstate Theft Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan W. Romankow of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Violent Crimes Unit in Newark.

The charge and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 13, 2021

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-131