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Woodbury Bank Robber Faces 20-Year Prison Term

Warren Christopher Davis of Paulsboro pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing The Bank in May 2011.

A Paulsboro man already in prison on unrelated charges admitted Wednesday that he robbed a Woodbury bank in 2011 with an accomplice. 

Warren Christopher Davis, 32, of the 200 block of West Broad Street, Paulsoboro, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Woodbury to a first-degree armed robbery charge. 

Davis and his accomplice, Dwayne Tribbett, robbed the main office of The Bank (now known as Fulton Bank) on Park Avenue in Woodbury on May 9, 2011, authorities said. 

Davis and Tribbett wore masks and Davis brandished an Uzi-style submachine gun and ordered everyone in the bank to get on the floor during the robbery, prosecutors said. 

The pair stole more than $10,000. After the robbery, the two men checked into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia and used the stolen cash to pay for a shopping spree on South Street, according to authorities. 

Davis was arrested July 1, 2011, in Camden on an unrelated warrant. 

He entered his plea Wednesday as jury selection was set to begin for his trial in the bank robbery case. Since Davis had passed the cutoff date for a negotiated plea, Superior Court Judge Christine Allen-Jackson will determine Davis' sentence. She set his sentencing for April 15.

Davis faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison on the robbery charge, plus additional time on related weapons charges. 

He was sentenced to four years in state prison in March 2012 on an unrelated charge of receiving stolen property in Camden County. In June 2012, he was sentenced to additional four-year terms for burglary and criminal restraint in Gloucester County. 

Tribbett, 31, of Woodbury, was shot and killed by police during the attempted robbery of a check-cashing office in Lindenwold, Camden County on July 18, 2011. 

Dorothy Sinkler March 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM
With the deluge of banks being held up I have always wondered why banks do not have armed guards on site. This would not only be a deterrent but it would also protect bank tellers and customers. When a potential bank robber walks into a bank and "announces" a hold-up he/she would be reluctant to do this if there was an armed guard in full view.

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