UPDATE: 20 Arrested And Charged In Hamilton In Multi-Jurisdiction ATM Scam

During the investigations bank cards, cash, marijuana, and a handgun were recovered. 

This is still a developing story 20 people in Hamilton alone have been arrested in charged, there are many more from other towns and states to follow. MidJersey.News will keep you updated as we learn more about this criminal activity.


See Updated MidJersey.News story here: 58 Arrested and Charged in Mercer County in Multi-Jurisdictional ATM Theft Scam


See previous MidJersey.News stories here:

UPDATE: Additional Santander Bank ATMs Hit In Mercer County

BREAKING: Police and FBI Investigating Multi-State ATM Robberies, Many Subjects Are In Custody More Actively Being Arrested


August 19, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Yesterday, on August 18, 2020 at approximately 9:54 AM, Hamilton Police were detailed to the Santander Bank located at 2465 South Broad Street on the report of two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot of the bank.  It was reported that other Santander Banks in neighboring jurisdictions were reporting suspicious activities at the ATM’s.  During the investigation is was uncovered that the Santander Bank ATM’s were being targeted and suspects were using ATM cards, credit cards, and bank cards to access the ATM for withdrawals.  Units were detailed to Santander Bank ATM locations throughout the township and located additional vehicles and suspects throughout the day at the ATM’s located at 1700 Nottingham Way, 1700 Kuser Road, 2730 Nottingham Way, and again at 2465 South Broad Street.  During the investigations bank cards, cash, marijuana, and a handgun were recovered. 

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

-Tyler Holness, 21, of Yonkers, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

-Rasheem Lee Jr., 18, of Bronx, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Kymani Hinds, 18, of Bronx, NY.   Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Michael Santiago, 26, of Bronx, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

-Saquan Vaines, 21, of Arverne, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Kareema Hall, 20, of Bronx, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Justin Brown, 22, of Arverne, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana, Possession of an Unlawful Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

-Michael Manroop, 24, of Cambridge Heights, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Nayvon Patten, 18, of Linderhurst, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.  

-Jerry Trujillo, 24, of Maplewood, NJ.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Zaire Lewis, 18, of Maplewood, NJ.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Frankie Jerome, 21, of Maplewood, NJ.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Ahmad Muhammad, 18, of Maplewood, NJ.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Possession of Marijuana.

-Jordan Saquan, 24, of Brooklyn, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Hindering Apprehension.

-Arian Rasul, 22, of Brooklyn, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Hindering Apprehension.

-Starsheen Jones, 24, of Brooklyn, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Hindering Apprehension.

-Jordan Amador, 27, of Brooklyn, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception and Hindering Apprehension.

-Steven Wilson, 23, of New York, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception.

-Nikye Bee, 25, of New York, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception.

-Kevin Jones, 23, of New York, NY.  Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception

Similar incidents were reported in multiple other jurisdictions throughout the state.  The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be pending.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Thomas Clugsten (609-581-4027) or Detective Frank Burger (609-581-4010) of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.