The Hoboken Police Department has announced that they have arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with robbing the Santander Bank, located at 214 Washington Street, on Tuesday, March 28th.
According to city spokesperson Marci Rubin, Hoboken Police responded to Santander Bank at 2:47 pm following reports of a robbery in progress. The investigation found that Jamil Deacon of Hoboken passed a note to bank tellers demanding $40,000 in cash be handed to him. Deacon reportedly threatened to shoot them if they did not comply. The suspect was given what was in the teller’s drawer, approximately $1,100 cash, and left.
Rubin says, “When Hoboken Police arrived at the bank, witnesses informed them that the stolen money had a tracking device attached, which allowed officers to quickly track the money to the area of Second and Bloomfield Streets.” Officer Roberto Cuevas spotted Deacon nearby that location, and along with Officers Dylan Archilla and Marco Grossman made the arrest.
During the investigation, Police Officers collected evidence, including the stolen cash, the tracker, the note, and clothing that matched witness descriptions.
Deacon has been charged with robbery, terroristic threats, and hindering and tampering with evidence. He was processed at the Hoboken Police Department and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.