Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief George Smith reported that a Sicklerville man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison in connection with a bank robbery in Winslow Township.

A jury previously found Raymond McNeil, 42, guilty of armed robbery and two weapons offenses for robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on Sicklerville Road in Winslow Township on November 3, 2014.  The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Steven J. Polansky on January 20, 2017.

At the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Harberg presented evidence and testimony showing McNeil brandished a power drill at one of the bank tellers while demanding money and then fled on foot without any proceeds.  When Winslow Police responded to the scene, a witness showed officers the direction in which the defendant ran.  A K9 unit was brought in to search the surrounding areas.  McNeil was apprehended in an abandoned house in the Avondale neighborhood across the street from the Wells Fargo Bank.

Under the No Early Release Act, McNeil will be required to serve at least 17 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Released Friday, January 20, 2017.