Pennsylvania Man Admits Robbing NJ Bank

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man today admitted robbing a bank in Carneys Point, New Jersey, in July 2018 while brandishing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Federal officials say, Kareem Moore, 29, of North Wales, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Moore admitted that on July 30, 2018, he and a conspirator walked into the Fulton Bank in Carneys Point and that he demanded cash while displaying a loaded handgun.

Moore and the conspirator took the cash and fled. Responding officers arrived at the bank within minutes of the robbery, and, after a brief foot pursuit, tackled and arrested Moore.

The armed bank robbery charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.

The count of brandishing a firearm carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, which must be served consecutively to any other sentence imposed.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark; the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor John T. Lenahan; officers of the Carneys Point Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police Gerald A. Krivda; and officers of the Penns Grove Police Department, under the direction of Chief John T. Stranahan Sr., with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.