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Man FBI says is East Rutherford bank robber caught in Virginia

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A man who scribbled a demand note on a scrap from a Spanish-language newspaper and made off with $3,500 from an East Rutherford bank was stopped and arrested by police in Virginia, the FBI told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

From the East Rutherford holdup Jan. 3

Thanks to alert citizens, East Rutherford police entered the license plate number of the getaway car into the national crime data base. A routine check by their counterparts in Arlington early Tuesday turned up a match: Marcelino Martinez Jr., 41, of Bloomfield, FBI Special Agent Bryan Travers said. .

His family had reported Martinez missing before he turned up in Arlington, where  police ran the plate number and got a hit. He is being returned to New Jersey to face bank robbery charges.

A clear shot of a man the FBI said is Martinez was captured by surveillance cameras at the Capital One Bank on Route 17 in East Rutherford on Jan. 3 as he passed the note, scribbled onto a piece of the “El Vocero” newspaper.

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