A man from Iowa is headed to prison for robbing a bank in New Jersey more than seven years ago.

33-year-old Jose Luis Martinez previously pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment charging him with armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery.

On Thursday in Newark federal court, Martinez was sentenced to 94 months, or almost eight years, behind bars.

Federal authorities said on January 5th, 2017, Martinez walked into a bank in Secaucus and pointed a gun at a bank employee while demanding cash.

Martinez told the employee that he would shoot her and customers if she did not comply.

Martinez took cash from the bank and fled.

In addition to the prison term, he was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $31,000 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger thanked special agents with the FBI and the New York City; Greenwich, CT; and Port Chester, NY, police departments for their work in this case.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Garrett Schuman of the Criminal Division in Newark.

The 16 Cities in New Jersey With the Most Problems

Rankings baed on violent crimes per 10,000 people.

Gallery Credit: Chris Coleman

The 10 Most Commonly Used Passwords in New Jersey

The ten most commonly used passwords in New Jersey, as determined by NordPass.

Gallery Credit: Chris Coleman

More From WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM