Man admits robbing 6 banks - all on Thursdays

June 3, 2009 12:58:45 PM PDT
If it's Thursday, it's time to rob a bank. That was the schedule followed by a Brick Township man who admitted robbing six New Jersey banks on consecutive Thursdays between late January and early March.

Peter Bielecke pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a single count of bank robbery, but admitted he robbed five others as well.

The 41-year-old says he robbed banks in Brick, Toms River, Lakewood, Howell and Old Bridge on successive Thursdays.

No reason was given for choosing that particular day of the week, but authorities say the pattern made it that much easier to track him. He was arrested after a March 5 robbery in Old Bridge.

He faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 25.

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