- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A 25-year-old accused of robbing four banks and attempting to rob another during a monthlong spree in New Jersey has been arrested.

Quentin Morales appeared in federal court Wednesday on charges of bank robbery and attempted bank robbery in the theft of nearly $7,100 between June 24 and July 13.

Authorities say Morales robbed Wells Fargo branches in Kearny, Kenilworth, Linden and Clifton, and attempted to rob a Capital One branch in Elizabeth. Investigators say Morales told bank tellers he had a gun and urged them to hurry on at least two occasions.

A judge appointed a public defender to represent Morales.

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