A Red Bank man admitted in federal court in Trenton Monday that he robbed a Fair Haven bank last August and another one a week later in Cranford.
Wilfred A. Dunn Jr., no address given, faces up to 20 years for each robbery, according to documents filed in connection with the plea.
According to an FBI agent’s statement in court records, Dunn entered a TD Bank branch on River Road in Fair Haven last August 20 and passed a teller a note that said, “I have a loaded gun in my bag. Just give me the money and nobody gets hurt. 20s, 50s and 100s.”
The clerk handed over $3,071, the filing states.
One week later, Dunn robbed another TD branch, in Cranford, he admitted during Monday’s 30-minute hearing. The FBI agent said the suspect first grabbed a handful of cash from a drawer at which the teller was counting cash, then passed a note threatening that he had a gun, and left with about $4,000.
Both incidents were captured on bank surveillance video. In addition, a witness saw the Cranford suspect leave the bank in a Ford Taurus and noted the license plate number.
Later that day, according to court papers, Red Bank police made a traffic stop on the vehicle, which Dunn was driving. On a search warrant, they found a yellow hoodie, red doo-rag and sunglasses matching those of the suspect seen on the Cranford video, according to the FBI statement.
Under the plea deal, Dunn faces up to 20 years when sentenced on May 9. He also agreed to repay the banks.
Here are the full terms of the plea: dunn-plea-deal