Convicted bank-robbing NJ cop back in jail

August 9, 2010 3:59:58 PM PDT
A former decorated Trenton police officer who served time for a crime spree is back behind bars.

53-year-old Christopher Kerins allegedly robbed the TD Bank on Route 31 in Hopewell, N.J. on Sunday morning.

Investigators say Kerins walked into the bank, told the teller he had a gun, then handed her a bag for her to fill with cash. After obtaining the money, Kerins allegedly walked out of the building.

Witnesses gave police a description of the car and the license plate number. Using that information, police were able to track Kerins down and he was arrested.

15 years ago, Kerins gained notoriety as the so-called "Camouflage Bandit."

Kerins wore a camouflage jacket and used his police weapon to hold up eight banks, most of them in Mercer County.

He was originally captured while trying to rob a bank in Ohio, where he was attending a police convention.

Kerins served 10 years for that spree.

He had just wrapped up his parole when he allegedly robbed the bank in Hopewell.


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