New York man gets prison term for New Jersey bank robbery

September 6, 2018

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man who admitted robbing a New Jersey bank at knifepoint last year has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.

Andres Dominguez received a 44-month term on Wednesday and also will have to serve three years of supervised release after he’s released from prison. The 39-year-old Bronx, New York man had pleaded guilty to robbing a Bank of New Jersey branch in Fort Lee in January 2017.

Prosecutors say Dominguez had a large kitchen knife in his right hand when he jumped onto the counter separating the tellers from customers. He then demanded money from a teller and threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply.

Dominguez fled the bank but was captured in the Bronx the next day.

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