NEWARK—Clifton E. Mosley today admitted robbing four banks in Newark, including robbing the same TD Bank at 1180 Raymond Boulevard twice in six weeks, U.S. Paul J. Fishman announced.
Mosley, 44, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an information charging him with four counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. Mosley also admitted an attempted bank robbery in East Orange, New Jersey.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
■On December 29, 2011, Mosley entered the TD Bank at 1180 Raymond Boulevard in Newark and handed a bank teller a handwritten note stating, “Give me 2,500 I have a gun.”
■On January 13, 2012, Mosley entered a PNC Bank at 469 Central Avenue in Newark and handed a bank teller a handwritten note stating, “Money now or I will start shooting! No alarm or dye pack! Three seconds.”
■On February 11, 2012, Mosley again entered the TD Bank at 1180 Raymond Blvd. and handed a bank teller a handwritten note stating, “Give me all you [sic] money or I will start shooting!!” As the teller removed the money from her drawer the defendant said, “Don’t give me the dye money.”
■On February 17, 2012, Mosley entered another TD Bank, at 105-109 Mulberry Street in Newark and handed a bank teller a handwritten note stating, “Hand over the money or I start shooting.”
■On February 23, 2012, Mosley entered a PNC bank located at 565 Main Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and handed a bank teller a handwritten note stating, “Put money in window now. No alarm or die [sic] pack or we start shooting five seconds!” Mosley fled the bank before completing the robbery.
All incidents were recorded on video surveillance cameras. Each of the bank robbery counts is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine or twice the gain or loss from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for December 11, 2012.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark; and the Newark Police Department, under the direction of Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio, with the investigation leading to the arrest.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Bruck of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division in Newark.