LINDEN, NJ – Authorities are reporting that Marlon Peek the suspect in two South Plainfield bank robberies, last month, has been arrested in Linden New Jersey. Peek was arrested after apparently robbing a Bank of America located on Stiles Street in Linden at around 2:00pm on Wednesday May 6, 2015. After robbing the Bank of America branch, Peek attempted to carjack two different people at the Starbucks and GameStop stores in Aviation Plaza off of Routes 1 & 9 in an attempt to flee.
According to Linden Police Capt. James Sarnicki, Peek was captured in a warehouse after a foot pursuit with Linden Police. Peek was armed with a semiautomatic handgun when taken into custody by Linden Police.
The South Plainfield Police Department has issued arrest warrants for Marlon Peek back on April 22, 2015. Peek, age 39, of East 6th St, Plainfield, NJ, was wanted in connection with two bank robberies in South Plainfield. Peek’s last bank robbery in South Plainfield was on April 21st, 2015, at the PNC Bank located on St. Nicholas Avenue in South Plainfield.
Peek is accused of entering PNC bank and demanding money. He fled the bank with an unknown amount of cash. An expansive manhunt for Peek led to the lockdowns of two Plainfield area schools.
South Plainfield Police also issued arrest warrants for Peek in connection with the April 14, 2015 robbery at Wells Fargo Bank located on Oak Tree Ave in South Plainfield.
Peek, is suspected of being involved in a string of bank robberies that have occurred in Edison, Dunellen and Middlesex over the last two months.