A Jersey City man pleaded guilty for his role in a 2019 Union City bank robbery where $10,200 was stolen, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced.
Juan Rojas Hernandez, 21, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to Count Two of an indictment charging him with one count of bank robbery.
His co-defendants were charged in the same indictment for their roles in a Union City bank robbery.
On November 5th, 2019, Rojas Hernandez and his co-defendants robbed an undisclosed bank in Union City.
Rojas Hernandez served as the lookout during the robbery while co-defendant William Tedeschi entered the bank and handed a note to a bank teller demanding money. He and his co-defendants then fled with approximately $10,200 and split the proceeds of the robbery.
The bank robbery charge to which Rojas Hernandez pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine and his sentencing is scheduled for August 26th.