Man Convicted in North Brunswick Bank Robbery
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that a 51-year-old man was convicted yesterday of a bank robbery which took place in North Brunswick on January 14, 2017.
Officials say Quintin Watson, of Hillsborough, was found guilty by a jury on Nov. 14th, for the 2017 robbery of the Garden State Community Bank in North Brunswick.
According to authorities, Watson is facing a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, subject to the New Jersey Three Strikes Law. Watson has two prior bank robbery convictions: 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri, and 2006 in Madison County, New York. He is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick Superior Court on January 7, 2019.
During a two-day trial in New Brunswick before Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca Jr., Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Curley presented evidence and testimony showing that the defendant entered the Garden State Community Bank in North Brunswick, presented a note to the teller, demanded money, and left the bank with $5,772.
Watson was arrested and charged on November 3, 2017, with robbery in the second degree, while he was in custody in Somerset County for three additional bank robberies. He is currently facing three indictments, stemming from bank robberies, in Somerset and Warren Counties in New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.