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Vineland man admits to three bank robberies using toy gun and stolen car

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A Vineland admitted to stealing a car and using it in a South Jersey bank robbery spree. Nathan Wallace, 29, pleaded guilty in Camden Federal Court to three counts of bank robbery from September to October 2016, when he was taken into custody, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. The robberies totaled $32,882. Wallace admitted stealing a 2003 Chrysler Sebring on Sept. 22, 2016, by threatening the victim with a toy revolver resembling a real gun. Two days later, he drove the car to the BB & T Bank in Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, where he again used the toy revolver to threaten bank employees and demand money, he admitted. He got $2,399, then fled in the Sebring. He then used the same car with Quintin Jones, 35, of Vineland, to rob two banks in Cumberland County, against using the toy revolver, according to the plea. He robbed the Newfield National Bank in Newfield, on Oct. 7, 2016, where he got $5,557. Four days later, the Cape Bank in Upper Deerfield Township, was robbed of $24,926.  Wallace and Jones set fire to the Sebring on Oct. 15, 2016, in order to destroy evidence of the robberies, he admitted. Each bank robbery count is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Wallace’s sentencing is set for April 30. Jones pleaded guilty on Nov. 8, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 23. Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI’s Atlantic City Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, the FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster in Philadelphia, the NJ State Police, under the direction of Acting Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan, as well as the Vineland Police Department, the Hamilton Township Police Department, the Newfield Police Department, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, with the investigation.


Lynda Cohen

BreakingAC founder who previously worked in newspapers for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.




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