FREEHOLD — A Staten Island man is charged with the armed robbery of the JP Morgan Chase Bank in Colts Neck after investigators tracked him down to an Alabama hotel, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Waleed A. Saleh, 32, of Staten Island, was found Monday at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. where he was arrested by investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Birmingham Police Department, as part of the joint investigation led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Colts Neck Township Police Department Detective Richard Zarrillo.
Saleh is charged with first degree armed robbery, and the second degree offenses of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Saleh has waived extradition. Bail has been set at $750,000 with no 10 percent option as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard W. English.
The bank robbery occurred around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, when Saleh allegedly walked into the JP Morgan Chase Bank, located at 290 Route 34 in Colts Neck, pointed a firearm at a teller and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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