Serial bank robbery suspect arrested in Pleasantville — after robbing Absecon bank

Thomas Dougher’s luck finally ran out.
The serial bank robbery suspect was arrested Friday, about an hour after he allegedly robbed the PNC Bank in Absecon.
He is believed to be involved in nine robberies in four states.
Pleasantville police and the FBI arrested him at the Quality Inn, Special Agent Jessica Weisman told BreakingAC.
Police were doing surveillance outside the motel when Dougher stepped out and arrested him at about 11:30 a.m., Pleasantville Police Capt. Matt Hartman.
The car he allegedly used in the local robberies found in the parking garage of Caesars Hotel and Casino by Pleasantville police. It had been reported stolen from Maryland.
Dougher, 41, of Pleasantville, is charged with three bank robberies in Atlantic County, including the PNC Bank in Pleasantville last Saturday and the Sun National Bank in Northfield on Tuesday. He is also charged with the Absecon robbery.
Dougher previously served federal prison time for a string of bank robberies in 2007. Since his release seven years ago, he has shown up at Atlantic City poker tournaments.
“The successful cooperative investigation and uneventful arrest of Dougher, who previously served prison time for 11 robberies in 2007, is a testament to the importance of interaction between all levels of law enforcement from local to federal to achieve a common goal,” Hartman said.
The investigation into the Pleasantville robbery was led by Violent Crimes Unit Detective Pablo Solorzano, with help from Northfield police detectives and the Linwood FBI Office. Other assisting agencies include the Absecon and Atlantic City police department, Caesars Hotel And Casino security and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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