Crown Royal: Man Convicted of Robbing Burlington County, NJ, Bank in 2020
What do a Crown Royal whiskey bag, a bicycle, and $6,779 have in common? They all lead to a man being convicted of robbing a bank in Burlington County back in 2020.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says a jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting 58-year-old George T. Rodgers of Trenton on one count of second-degree robbery.
According to police, an investigation began on January 14, 2020, after officers were called to Investor’s Bank on Route 130 in Bordentown for a report of a robbery.
The investigation revealed that the suspect approached the bank on a bicycle, then entered wearing a ski mask and passed the teller a note that read, “Give me the money, no dye bags.”
Coffina's office says the suspect received $6,779 in cash, which he put inside a purple Crown Royal whiskey bag before fleeing on his bicycle.
Rodgers allegedly rode his bike to a car that was parked behind a nearby restaurant, put the bike in the car, and then drove away.
Officers stopped that vehicle later that day and found Rodgers behind the wheel. Inside his home, they found the bicycle, the Crown Royal bag, a ski mask, and $4,700.
Sentencing has been scheduled for May 27th.