Man Accused of Robbing Chase Bank in Rutherford, New Jersey
Police recently arrested a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a Chase bank in Rutherford, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the 33-year-old suspect robbed the Chase bank branch located on Park Avenue in Rutherford, NJ. The suspect allegedly walked into the bank shortly before noon and committed the robbery.
Sometime after the robbery, two Rutherford police officers spotted the suspect walking near the bank. The suspect was reportedly wearing a long sleeve jacket and a hat, despite the fact that it was scorching hot outside. The suspect’s attire raised the officers’ suspicions.
As the officers walked toward the suspect, a bank employee approached them and said that the bank had just been robbed.
The police officers then followed the suspect down the street. When the suspect noticed the officers, he allegedly began to run into East Rutherford, New Jersey. The officers gave chase and eventually captured the suspect in a yard located on Van Winkle Place.
When police apprehended the suspect, he was reportedly in possession of a backpack containing an unspecified amount of stolen cash from the bank. The suspect also allegedly had a loaded gun, a Cobra .380 semi-automatic handgun, in the backpack.
The suspect, who lives in Belleville NJ, is likely to be charged with armed robbery under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. If the suspect is eventually convicted on the armed robbery charges, he could be sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Arrested with Loaded Gun, Cash in Rutherford Bank Robbery, Police Say.”