On Friday, the man suspected of being the same person, wearing the same jacket, a Titleist hat and white shoes with a black logo, robbed the West Chester bank. According to the court affidavit, the man also said he has a bomb strapped to his body.
Gill said numerous people called Trenton police stating Pedersen is the suspect in the robberies and pointing to his Facebook page that had pictures of himself wearing the same hat from both robberies.
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“A search of his Facebook page confirmed that he does have pictures of himself wearing the same hats,” Gill wrote in the affidavit. “Mr. Pedersen gave his fiance … a ring on Sunday, a day after the Trenton robbery and (the fiance) stated that the ring was worth $5,000. Mr. Pedersen stated he paid cash for the ring.”
During questioning by Gill at the police station, Pedersen denied robbing the banks.
“Mr. Pedersen was asked if he had a blue Titelist hat and stated no,” Gill wrote. “I advised him there was one sitting in the back seat of his vehicle in the driveway and he asked for his lawyer.”
Taken from Pedersen’s residence were:
- Zales box and ring
- white gloves
- blue Titleist Hat
- white torn paper
- 3 pens
- misc paper
- Zales business card
- white Nike shoes
- US currancy
- Zales bag
- cash receipts
- orange sunglasses
- handwriting samples