New Yorker Given 15 Years for Neptune Knifepoint Robbery
The New Yorker who was convicted of a knifepoint robbery inside a Neptune Township bank in August 2011 will head to a New Jersey state prison for 15 years.
Raymond Wilson of Yonkers was sentenced Friday in Freehold in the aftermath of a three-week trial that ended December 12.
According to acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Grammiccioni's office, Judge John Mullaney invoked provisions of the No Early Release Act on the 15-year term for armed robbery, meaning that Wilson will be expected to serve 85 percent of the term before parole eligibility. A five-year sentence for aggravated assault will run concurrently.
Investigators said that on August 1, 2011, at about 7:45 AM in the Wells Fargo branch on Fortunato Place, Wilson brandished a knife as a woman tried to enter a daily deposit for a nearby restaurant. She required treatment at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Wilson was also convicted of issuing terroristic threats and two weapons charges.