Friday, 22 November 2013

Newark man arrested in eight robbery cases

Newark man, Andrew Thomas, 32 was arrested for robbing nearly 8 banks. He was surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. In four counties, he hit eight banks in 10 months. According to a complaint filed on September 12 in U.S. District Court, the amount is nearly $50,000.

According to the complaint, he robbed banks in Newark, Cranford, Edison, Woodbridge, Clark, Watchung and Hillside. Authorities said Thomas used the same method in all bank robberies. Thomas told that he was responsible for all bank robberies.

On September 12, 2013 Thomas made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark.  Thomas faced eight robbery cases each robbery may carry a maximum penalty of 20 years. His girl friend also arrested and charged. She was later released on $100,000 bond.

Theft crimes contain more specific crimes such as burglary, petty theft, embezzlement, fraud, robbery, identity theft and many others. Theft crimes can be violent and non-violent, with non-violent offenses usually receiving less severe sentences. Those who threaten with physical harm, or actually commit physical violence are expected to be sentenced to a much harsher punishment.

New jersey Theft attorney Mr. Joel Silberman1 tells-“Prosecutors and judges take theft and robbery related offenses very seriously. By Statute, even first time offenders face lengthy prison sentences for Robbery. If you have been arrested or charged with Theft or Robbery you need to speak with Joel Silberman as soon as possible.”(Ref: The Law Offices of Joel Silberman, LLC,

Charges and penalties in theft crimes

The value of items stolen is one of the important factors regarding penalties for theft crime convictions. The total value of items stolen will help determine whether the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony, which can lead to a significantly longer prison sentence, very costly fines and compensation in cases where a civil lawsuit has been filed Even lesser theft crimes, such as petty theft, require an effective lawyer, as New York does not have expungements for any of these crimes, and they will remain on your record, if you are convicted.

Defenses may include:

  • Innocence
  • Constitutional Defenses
  • Prosecution has insufficient evidence to satisfy their burden
The theft attorney from New York Mr. Paul D. Petrus2 tells-“If you have been charged with a theft crime, you should immediately speak with a criminal lawyer. Going through the legal process with a qualified professional to guide you and protect your rights will be a great advantage. Attorney must have extensive knowledge of the different charges that are relevant to theft crimes. You need an attorney who understands that your case may be complicated, atypical and in need of personalized representation.” (Ref: The law office of Paul D. Petrus Jr. & Associates, P.C.,
It is better for the people charged with theft crimes to hire an experienced attorney to handle all the situations. A theft attorney will have vast knowledge and experience in defending you and reduce your penalties and charges.

1. Joel Silberman: Criminal Defense Attorney and Jersey City lawyer Joel Silberman focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense. Some of Joel’s most notable Adult and Juvenile cases involved charges related to Homicide, Gun Offenses, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Trafficking Narcotics, Fraud and Aggravated Assault. Call Joel at 201-273-7070 or Toll Free: 800-889-3129 or send e-mail at Office is located at 549 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Visit for more information.

2. Paul D. Petrus, Jr.: 
Mr. Paul D. Petrus Jr. is a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a practicing New York criminal defense attorney. Mr. Petrus works in federal and state courts. If you are looking for a Criminal Lawyer in NY, call Paul D. Petrus Jr. at 212.385.1961 or you can e-mail at Office is located at the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3601, New York, NY 10118. Visit for more information.

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