Odel Taitt admits to robbing banks in Berks, Hunterdon counties

First holdup was at National Penn Bank in Wyomissing on Oct. 6, 2011

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Published: Apr 12 2013 10:18:03 AM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. -

A Lancaster County man has admitted to robbing two banks, one in Berks County and the other in Hunterdon Co., N.J.

Odel Taitt pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of bank robbery.

Taitt, 33, of Denver, robbed the National Penn Bank in Wyomissing on Oct. 6, 2011. He handed a teller a note demanding money and stating that he had a gun. The teller complied, and Taitt fled the bank.

Nearly three weeks later, on Oct. 25, Taitt robbed the PNC Bank in Tewksbury Twp., N.J. Again, he presented a teller with a note that stated he had a gun and asked for $20, $50 and $100 bills.

Taitt was apprehended later that day in Hunterdon County.

The charges to which Taitt pleaded guilty are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, officials said. Sentencing is scheduled for July 16.