Arrest Made in Connection with Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

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Wells Fargo Bank, 302 Wootton Street

BOONTON — 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, of Boonton, on charges related to a robbery that occurred on November 27, at the Wells Fargo Bank in Boonton

It is alleged that on November 27,  law enforcement received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank, 302 Wootton Street.

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.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.