JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND – Jersey City police have arrested a 23-year old Jersey City resident after employees at a downtown bank identified him as the man who allegedly robbed their bank.
Police spokesperson Stan Eason said Steven Lugo, 23, of Leonard Street in Jersey City, was arrested last Thursday for allegedly robbing the Valley National Bank branch on Essex Street. Eason also confirmed that Lugo gave a videotaped confession, saying he was allegedly planning to rob the Valley National branch at 8901 Kennedy Blvd. on North Bergen but had failed to carry out the robbery.
Eason said North Bergen police received Lugo's videotaped confession on Monday and later charged Lugo with criminal attempt to robbery. According to police, Lugo is also the suspect in the recent robbery of a Valley National branch on Bergenline Avenue in Union City. - RK