Sunday, March 15, 2015

NY Man Charged in EHT Bank Robbery at Wells Fargo Bank

ATLANTIC COUNTY— A Brooklyn, NY, man was indicted last week for a bank robbery in Egg Harbor Township last December, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Dalip S. Kozi, 47, of the 600 block of East 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, for three (3) criminal counts in connection with the December 2014 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township.
On Dec. 10, 2014, shortly after 9:00 a.m., the Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank in the Harbor Square Shopping Center, for the report of a bank robbery.

Upon arrival, police determined that the suspect had approached a bank teller, presented a note demanding cash, claiming to have a gun. The suspect fled the bank in a motor vehicle with the stolen currency. No one was injured in the incident.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. the same day, Atlantic City Police officers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car on Atlantic Avenue, operated by Dalip Kozi. Further investigation by the Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic City Police Departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to Kozi’s arrest, charged with robbery, terroristic threats, and theft.
Kozi was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $200,000 full cash bail set by Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer.
Last Wednesday, Kozil was indicted for Robbery—a crime of the 1st degree, theft, and terroristic threats—both 3rd degree crimes.
A conviction for a crime of the 1st degree carries a potential penalty of 10-20 years of incarceration in New Jersey prison. The potential penalty for a 3rd degree conviction is 3 to 5 years in prison.
Kozi remains in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Assistant Prosecutor Harlee Stein represented the State in the matter.
This charge is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.***

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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