Man Allegedly Committed Bank Robbery in Garfield NJ
Police in Garfield New Jersey are searching for a suspect in the recent robbery of a bank located in a busy area of the city.
According to Bergen County authorities, the bank robbery occurred around 5:00 p.m. The suspect reportedly entered the building of the Clifton Savings Bank, which is located on Palisade Avenue, and approached a bank teller.
Once the suspect got the employee’s attention, he reportedly handed the worker a note. The bank teller later told Garfield NJ police that the note demanded that the employee hand over an unspecified amount of cash.
After the bank worker gave the suspect money, the suspect reportedly ran out of the bank and fled the scene on foot.
The suspect allegedly got away with a total of $3,250 in cash.
The Garfield Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are working together on an investigation into the bank robbery.
Investigators recently released a description of the suspect. The bank robbery suspect has been described as a male who is in his 30s and who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants.
If law enforcement can eventually identify and apprehend the suspect, the culprit would likely face serious criminal charges for robbery and theft of movable property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who commits a theft while threatening a person can be charged with second degree robbery. A conviction on second degree robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
Any members of the public with information about the suspect or the bank robbery should get in touch with Garfield NJ detectives at 973-478-8500.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “FBI Looking for Man Who Robbed Garfield Bank of $3,250.”