FRANKLIN TWP. — A Vineland man has been charged in connection with bank robberies in Franklinville and Vineland.
Stephan Byrd, 39, was charged with two counts of committing armed bank robbery and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. He was arraigned in Camden and ordered held in jail according to police.
Byrd has been in the Cumberland County Jail since July 28 on a Vineland warrant for attempted homicide in connection with an incident on Pennsylvania Avenue on July 16, police said.
Byrd allegedly held up the Newfield Bank branch in Vineland on July 19 and the Newfield Bank office on Delsea Drive in Franklinville on July 21, said police.
Byrd’s robbery charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Franklin Township police, the FBI from Newark and Philadelphia, the U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force, New Jersey State Police, the Hamilton Township and North Brunswick police departments and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.
Vineland and Franklin Township police are continuing their investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 856-691-0345; Vineland police Criminal Division at 856-691-4111, extension 4180; Franklin Township police at 856-694-1415, extension 132, or the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-453-0486.