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Camden Man Arrested In Connection To 5 South Jersey Bank Robberies

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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – A Camden man has been arrested in connection to five bank robberies that occurred over the past month in Burlington and Camden counties.

According to Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, the suspect Brandon A. Dickerson, 22, of 1180 Mechanic Street, was charged Tuesday with five counts of robbery for the crimes that took place between November 9, 2013 and December 9, 2013.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the suspect wore a hooded jacket and jeans during each robbery and either sunglasses, or a scarf or a mask to partially cover his face.

“In some of these cases you see gloves on the hands of these individuals, especially in a wintertime setting it’s not unusual to see someone coming in dressed like that. To me it is unusual to see a hood up and a mask on,” Bernardi said.

But there is one mistake he did make. In each robbery, the suspect handed over a note.

“The message was very clear to the teller, who of course was in imminent fear of death especially when the note says, one said I’ll start shooting,” Bernardi said.

He didn’t shoot. In fact, police say he didn’t even have a gun, but he did leave that paper and that is how police tracked him down.

“A print was lifted from the note in the Maple Shade job,” Bernardi said.

Authorities say Dickerson allegedly spent the stolen money on items for himself and family members. An undisclosed amount of cash was recovered following his arrest.

Dickerson was charged with the following heists:

• Saturday November 9, 2013 in Burlington City at the Cornerstone Bank on High Street. The defendant gave the teller a note and fled with approximately $2,500.
• Sunday November 17, 2013 in Mount Holly at the TD Bank on High Street. The defendant gave the teller a note and fled with approximately $1,550.
• Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Maple Shade at the Roma Bank on Main Street. The defendant gave the teller a note and fled with approximately $1,500.
• Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Florence at the Roma Bank on Broad Street. The defendant gave the teller a note and fled with approximately $1,000.
• Monday December 9, 2013 in Haddonfield at the PNC Bank on North Haddon Avenue. The defendant handed the teller a note and fled with approximately $2,700.

Dickerson had his first appearance Wednesday afternoon in Superior Court before the Hon. Thomas P. Kelly. He is being held on $250,000 bail in the four Burlington County and $100,000 bail for the Camden County robbery.

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