A 35-year-old man was taken into custody in connection to an alleged bank robbery on Aug. 30 in Jackson. Reports say a male wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt entered a bank around 12 p.m. and allegedly handed a note to a teller asking for money. After the teller delivered an undisclosed sum of money to the man, he reportedly left the bank and headed towards Brewers Ridge Road.
Once authorities examined photographs from the bank, they identified a person they believe to be the bank robber. The man was later located at Asbury Park. He was taken to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Reports indicate that the option to post 10 percent of the bail amount was not given.
No weapons were used during the robbery. In addition to the Jackson Police Department, the Asbury Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department CIU Unit and K-9 also assisted in the investigation.
A person accused of robbery could face severe consequences if convicted. Even crimes of shoplifting or petty theft can result in stiff fines or jail time. A conviction could go on a person's record, which could lead to future repercussions such as difficulty finding employment. Anyone accused of robbery or a similar crime may want to secure the services of an attorney who has experience in criminal defense. It may sometimes be possible to get charges dropped by challenging the prosecution's evidence. In other cases, a plea deal may result in lesser penalties or a reduced sentence.
Source: The Shore News Network, "Jackson man arrested in Asbury Park after robbing Wells Fargo Bank", August 31, 2014