Senenca Wilson, 43, of Clark entered the Kearny Bank (formerly Kearny Federal Savings) branch at Park and West Newall avenues at 4:12 p.m. last Wednesday, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said.
He was also wearing a dark t-shirt with a white logo, a windbreaker and sunglasses, as well as a neck gaiter over his face, a glove on his left hand and the baseball cap, Honig said.
Wilson “handed the teller a note demanding money with no straps on the bills,” the U.S. attorney said.
He also gave the teller a white plastic bag to put the money in and demanded the note back, authorities said, adding that no weapon was shown.
A doorbell camera captured video of Wilson running south east on West Newell Avenue with the bag full of cash, Honig said.
A few seconds later, a car registered to Wilson was seen driving from the area, the U.S. attorney said. The baseball cap was also found nearby, she said.
Wilson -- previously of Bayonne -- served state prison time for armed robbery out of Hudson County in 2007, records show.
Honig credited special agents of the FBI’s Violent Crimes/Interstate Theft Task Force with the investigation leading to Tuesday's arrest. A federal judge in Newark later ordered Wilson held pending trial.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan W. Romankow of Honig's Violent Crimes Unit in Newark is handling the case for the government.
GOTCHA! An ex-con from Union County robbed a Rutherford bank of $2,300 last week wearing a New York Yankees cap that police recovered from a nearby recycling bin, authorities said following his arrest.
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