Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood announce the arrest of Andrew T. Merceruio, 37 years old, of Boonton, NJ, on charges related to a robbery that occurred on November 27, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Bank in Boonton, NJ.
It is alleged that on November 27, 2019, law enforcement received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank, 302 Wootton Street, in Boonton. Subsequent investigation revealed that Andrew T. Merceruio entered the bank branch and demanded money. After receiving a sum of cash, Merceruio then fled the scene on foot.
Merceruio has been charged with one count of Robbery, a crime of the second degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1a(2), and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a crime of the third degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a. The defendant has been lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility on a warrant-complaint.
Numerous law enforcement agencies took part in this investigation, including the Town of Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Boonton Police Department at 973-402-8159.
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