Robber Jailed In $83,000 CU Heist

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TRENTON, N.J. – A local man was sentenced to 64 years in prison for a series of three armed robberies last year, including the January holdup at the First Atlantic FCU branch in Neptune when $82,900 was stolen.

Steven Baker, 40, also was convicted of September and November 2009 heists at Investors Savings Bank in Lakewood and PNC Bank in Brick.

His co-conspirator in each of the robberies, Deshawn Clayton, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced today.

Baker and Clayton entered each branch wearing masks and gloves to conceal their identities. Baker stayed in the lobbies with a pistol while Clayton vaulted the teller counters and looted money from the teller drawers. While Clayton was looting the teller drawers, Baker threatened employees in two of the three robberies, stating “It’s not your money, it ain’t worth dying for.”


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