Police Believe Same Person Robbed Glen Rock NJ Bank and Connecticut Bank
Glen Rock NJ detectives are searching for a woman suspected of robbing a local bank.
A woman wearing a red wig walked into the Glen Rock Savings Bank located at 250 Lincoln Avenue and allegedly stole more than $100,000.
During the commission of the robbery, the suspect shoved a long-barreled handgun in the face of a bank teller and demanded that the teller hand over cash.
Afterwards, police canvassed the area in search of the suspect. A K-9 unit was able to trace the robber’s scent to a parking lot located on Rodney Street. Police believe that the suspect’s getaway vehicle was probably parked there.
The suspect tossed the wig and the gun during her escape from the bank.
Thankfully, no one was injured during the armed robbery.
Bank employees later provided Glen Rock police with a description of the suspect. The suspect stood approximately 5-foot-7 tall, weighed roughly 100 pounds, and had a medium build. In addition to wearing the wig, the suspect was reportedly wearing oversized black sunglasses, a black coat, black gloves, and white leather boots. She also carried a large purse.
Now investigators believe that they may have caught a break in the case. Police are looking into a possible connection between the Glen Rock bank robbery and another bank robbery committed in Connecticut a month earlier.
According to detectives, there were a number of similarities between the two robberies. The woman who robbed the Greenwich Bank and Trust Company in Greenwich CT also had a large gun. Additionally, the Connecticut bank robber was wearing a red wig.
The Glen Rock Police Department has asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the suspect or the theft is asked to contact detectives at 201-670-3948 or 201-670-3947.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Wig-Wearing Bank Robber May Be Linked to Connecticut Heist, Report Says.”