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Suspect in Boonton bank robbery arrested

BOONTON, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris county has been charged in connection with a bank robbery last month in Boonton, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Andrew T. Merceruio, 37, of Boonton was charged with second-degree robbery, and third-degree theft by unlawful taking.

The robbery happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 302 Wootton Street, in Boonton, Knapp said.

A subsequent police investigation revealed that Merceruio allegedly entered the bank branch and demanded money. He then fled the bank on foot with approximately $2,000, Knapp said.

The 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 assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the robbery 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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