NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank
A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the Jan. 14, 2014, hold-up at the Garden State Community Bank in North Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.
Carey said that during a two-day trial in before Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Curley presented evidence and testimony showing that Watson entered the bank in North Brunswick, presented a note to the teller, demanded money, and left the bank with $5,772.
On Nov. 3, 2017, Watson was charged second-degree robbery for the North Brunswick hold-up, Carey said. Watson was charged while he was in custody in Somerset County for three separate bank robberies, he said.
Watson is currently facing three indictments, stemming from bank robberies, in Somerset and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pa., authorities said.
Carey said Watson is facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole under New Jersey's 'Three Strikes' law. Watson has two prior bank robbery convictions for a 1987 hold-up in St. Louis, Mo., and a 2006 case in Madison County, N.Y., the prosecutor said.