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Hearing for Man Accused of Robbing Same Jersey Shore Bank 5 Years Apart on Hold

A Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five years earlier, said prosecutors.

Keith Ney, 54, was due to appear in court Wednesday afternoon, but his hearing was pushed back to July 14, said federal prosecutors.

Authorities said he entered the Cape Savings Bank on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City on April 23 and gave a teller a note that said he had a gun. Prosecutors said he stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Authorities said as Ney was fleeing, a bank employee approached a police officer on traffic detail and said the bank had been robbed. Ney was immediately spotted and taken into custody.

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Ney had been released from prison Dec. 9 and was still on supervised release.

Investigators also said Ney fits the description of a man wanted for robbing the Citizens Bank at 1234 Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia the day before the AC heist but no charges have been filed in that case. In a strange twist, Ney robbed that same Philly Citizens back in 2010 as well.

He was in custody Wednesday and not immediately available to comment.

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