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Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 5, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
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Two plead guilty in South River bank robbery
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan today announced that two men have pleaded
guilty to charges arising from the robbery of $7,600 from a bank in
Spearnock (DOB 2/13/65) of East Brunswick pleaded guilty to a count of robbery,
while Brian D. Niewinsky (DOB 10/10/61) of
two entered the pleas on May 3, 2010, following negotiations with
Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
the plea agreement, Spearnock faces a 10-year prison term and must serve 85
percent of the sentence before he can be eligible for parole. He is scheduled
to be sentenced on June 29, 2010, by Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
Niewinsky will be sentenced to the time he has served in custody since his arrest and faces a probationary term of up to five years when he is sentenced by Judge Ferencz on June 30, 2010.
two were arrested and charged following the robbery on October 14, 2009, at
Provident Bank on
An investigation by members of the South River Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Spearnock entered the bank when it opened at 9 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.
took the cash, left the bank and joined Niewinsky, who was waiting across the
street. A bank employee followed the two men and alerted police to their
location as they walked to a taxi cab office on
Police arrived and arrested the men, who struggled briefly. Police searched Spearnock and recovered $7,600 taken during the robbery.