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Release* †† ††††††Date: July 14, 2009†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: July 14, 2009††
Two men arrested; charged in series of bank robberies
††††††††† David Stankovits, (DOB 6/9/71) of
Stankovits was charged with robbing three banks and serving as Vourderisí getaway driver in a fourth bank heist, while Vourderis was charged with robbing two banks and serving as Stankovitsí getaway driver in three robberies.
was arrested at his home at 12:45 p.m. today, while Vourderis was apprehended
during a motor vehicle stop at 11:30 a.m. on Route 1 in
men were arrested following a lengthy investigation by members of the Middlesex
The investigation determined that one man would wait outside while the other went in, handed tellers a note and fled with undisclosed amounts of cash on various dates between January 26. 2009, and March 23, 2009.
During a final robbery, on May 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m., at the PNC Bank on Route 130 in Cranbury, Vourderis acted alone.
Stankovits was charged with robbery, and Vourderis was charged with conspiracy in the following robberies:
26, 2009, at 3:58 p.m. at the PNC Bank on
10, 2009, at 11:06 a.m. at the Provident Bank on Route 27 in
was charged with robbery, and Stankovits was charged with conspiracy, in a
robbery on February 20, 2009, at 1:40 p.m. at Investor Savings on
addition, Stankovits was charged with robbery, and Vourderis was charged with
conspiracy in a robbery on March 23, 2009, at 3:13 p.m. at the TD Bank on
The arrest were made following numerous hours of work by Investigator Brian Lubeski, Investigator Colin VanDemark, and Agent John Selesky, all of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office; Detective Justin Berger of the Somerset County Prosecutorís Office; Cranbury Police Detective Rob Giaccone; East Brunswick Detective Eric Raps; Franklin Township Detective Brian Stillwell; Detective Steven Dunkel and Detective Seeta Jones, both of North Brunswick Police Department; Perth Amboy Police Detective Carl Gram, and Special Agent Carrie Brzezinski and Special Agent Stephen Siegel, both of the FBI.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Stankovits and Vourderis are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.