VINELAND — Police alleged Wednesday that the man arrested for robbing a bank Tuesday is the same person who robbed another city financial institution earlier this month.
Police said 50-year-old Johnny O. Miller Jr. allegedly robbed a Newfield Bank branch on Landis Avenue on Tuesday and one on Main Road on May 11.
Miller was caught by authorities on Tuesday after a car chase through parts of Cumberland, Gloucester and Atlantic counties. Authorities said they eventually ran Miller to ground after he fled his car, which had crashed into the corner of an unoccupied house on the corner of North Main and Weymouth roads.
Police said Miller was treated at South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center for facial cuts suffered when his car hit the house.
Miller, from the 100 block of North Brewster Road in Vineland, is charged with armed robbery in connection with Tuesday’s incident. He is being held in the Cumberland County jail on $700,000 cash bail.
City police said Miller allegedly robbed the Newfield Bank at Sixth Street and Landis Avenue at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Miller, who tried to conceal his identity by wearing a mask and hooded sweatshirt, got an undisclosed amount of cash after showing a teller a handgun, police said.
Pursuit of Miller began after Patrolman Scott O’Neill learned of the bank robbery and called for assistance.
Robbery at the Newfield Bank branch on North Main Road occurred around 10 a.m. May 11. The suspect fled the bank on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was injured in either bank robbery, police said.
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