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Two Men Indicted for Union City Bank Robbery

Union City

A federal grand jury today indicted two men in connection with the armed robbery of a bank in Union City, according to federal officials.

Federal officials said, Juan Jimenez, 23, of Union City, and Nicholas Seda-Corales, 24, of West New York, were previously each charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Both individuals are in custody.

They will be arraigned at a date to be determined.

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

On April 8, Jimenez and Seda-Corales entered a bank in Union City, dressed in dark clothing and wearing face masks.

Jimenez drew a handgun, aimed it into the teller area, and jumped over the teller counter.

Federal officials said, Seda-Corales made his way toward the bank's rear to prevent bystanders from exiting through the back door.

Video footage depicts Jimenez searching several drawers in the teller area before jumping back over the counter and fleeing the bank with Seda-Corales.

According to Union County Police, officers later executed a search warrant at Jimenez’s apartment and recovered three handguns and clothing consistent with that worn by Jimenez and Seda-Corales during the robbery.

The bank robbery charges carry a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The brandishing of a firearm during the bank robbery charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and a maximum sentence of life in prison, which must be served consecutive to the other counts.