Burlington County, New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Nine Banks in Five Months
CAMDEN, NJ—An Edgewater Park, New Jersey, man today admitted to a nine-bank South Jersey robbery spree from September 2013 through January 2014, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Shalir Hall, 21, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him with nine counts of bank robbery.
Hall allegedly robbed the following New Jersey banks on the dates set forth below:
|Beneficial Savings Bank||Willingboro||Sept. 27, 2013|
|Beneficial Savings Bank||Willingboro||Nov. 14, 2013|
|Beneficial Savings Bank||Willingboro||Nov. 26, 2013|
|PNC Bank||Mount Laurel||Nov. 29, 2013|
|3rd National Bank||Delran||Dec. 12, 2013|
|Roma Bank||Delran||Dec. 12, 2013|
|Columbia Savings Bank||Maple Shade||Dec. 17, 2013|
|TD Bank||Bellmawr||Jan. 8, 2014|
|PNC Bank||East Windsor||Jan. 8, 2014|
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Hall robbed the Beneficial Savings Bank in Willingboro on Sept. 27, 2013, by threatening and intimidating bank employees, demanding money and then fleeing the bank. Hall joined forces with another individual, and the two went on to commit seven additional robberies in New Jersey – taking turns alternating between going into the banks and staying in the getaway vehicle. Hall committed the Dec.17, 2013 robbery of Columbia Savings Bank on his own. Hall was arrested in Newark on Jan.15, 2014, and has been detained on charges filed by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office since his arrest.
The charges to which Hall pleaded guilty each carry a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Hall’s plea agreement also requires him to make full restitution to each of the banks. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agents In Charge Aaron T. Ford and Edward J. Hanko in Newark and Philadelphia, respectively. He also credited the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Burlington County Prosecutor=s Office; the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit; and the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force; as well as the East Windsor Township Police Department, Willingboro Police Department, Maple Shade Police Department, Delran Township Police Department, Mount Laurel Police Department, Philadelphia Police Department and the Hazelton, Pennsylvania Police Department for their work leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Carrig of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.