WOODBURY — A Mullica Hill man charged with a series of holdups at banks and convenience stores will stay in jail in default of $500,000 full-cash bail.
Jason D’Angelo, 36, was charged with robbing four banks and four stores, authorities said, between December 2013 and August 2014.
D’Angelo’s bail was set at $600,000 or 10 percent through a bail bondsman, authorities said. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith, saying he was uncertain the lesser amount of surety would guarantee D’Angelo’s appearance in court, lowered the bail to $500,000, but required full cash.
D’Angelo was charged with robberies in Williamstown, Glassboro, Mantua and Pitman, as well as three others in Salem County. The bail set by Smith is for the Gloucester County holdups only.
D’Angelo’s lawyer argued that the life-long county resident, and Clearview Regional High School graduate, has “close ties to the community” and did not present a flight risk. authorities said.
The charges against D’Angelo include robberies of four banks and four convenience stores. Three of the stores were robbed twice. He is also charged with conspiring on most of the robberies with Joanna Probst, 37, of Ewan. The two were arrested Aug. 20 by New Jersey State Police.