A man admitted in Newark federal court on Tuesday he robbed banks in Kearny, Lyndhurst and Clifton in 2016, authorities said.
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During a two-week span which started from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, Lockwood robbed M&T Bank in Lyndhurst, two Schuyler Savings Banks in Kearny and a Capital One Bank in Clifton, authorities said.
James Lockwood, 39, of Newark pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a statement.
The robbing spree came to a close when he was arrested on Sept. 23.
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N.J. man admits robbing 4 banks in 1 month, feds say
NEWARK — A city man admitted in federal court Tuesday to robbing four banks throughout North Jersey in just over a month last summer, prosecutors announced.
Prosecutors say Lockwood on Tuesday also admitted to robbing M&T Bank in Lyndhurst on Aug. 16 and Capital One Bank in Clifton on Sept. 16.
Authorities say he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each robbery, and a $250,000 fine.
Lockwood was originally arrested by Kearny police on Sept. 23 in connection with the Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 robberies of Schuyler Savings Bank on Davis Avenue.
James Lockwood, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark to four counts of bank robbery in connection with heists at banks in Kearny, Lyndhurst and Clifton, according to a statement from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.
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All four banks are within walking distance of UN headquarters on First Ave. near E. 42nd St., where the Nigerian worked.
Abdullahi Shuaibu, described by the New York Police department as an employee of the United Nations was arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks, all during his lunch hour.
He hit two more banks in March, first striking out at a Bank of America on Third Ave. near E. 47th St. on the 13th.
He was also successful in robbing a Santander Bank on Third Ave. and E. 63rd St. on the 27th.
In the first incident, Shuaibu walked into a Santander Bank on Madison Ave. near E. 43rd St. on Feb. 27 and told the teller he had a gun.
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