Police Searching for Suspect in Robbery of Community Bank in Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Rochelle Park New Jersey police are looking for a man who recently robbed a bank.
According to officials, the robbery happened at the Community Bank of Bergen County, which is located on Rochelle Avenue in Rochelle Park, NJ.
The suspect walked into the bank during the morning hours and asked if he would be able to cash coins. He then exited the bank before quickly returning and approaching a bank teller. The suspect then reportedly told the bank teller to place money into a red plastic bag which was emblazoned with a logo reading “Against All Odds.”
A quick-thinking bank customer observed the robbery and quietly used her cell phone to take a photo of the suspect.
After getting the cash from the bank teller, the suspect exited the bank and fled the scene in a silver-colored sedan. According to witnesses, the suspect drove east on Central Avenue.
Rochelle Park NJ police officers arrived at the bank sometime later and spoke with witnesses. Customers in a diner located next door to the bank told police that they saw the suspect acting strangely moments before he walked into the bank.
The suspect was described as a black or Hispanic man between the ages of 25 and 28. He reportedly stands 6 feet tall and was wearing a black bubble jacket, a black Miami Heat hat, and bright blue sneakers at the time of the robbery.
If police are eventually able to identify and locate the suspect, he will face severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 usually classifies robbery as a second degree criminal offense. A conviction on second degree robbery charges could result in a sentence of 5–10 years in NJ State Prison.
The Rochelle Park Police Department has asked the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the suspect or the bank robbery is asked to call Rochelle Park investigators at 201-843-1515.
For further information about this case, view the NewJerseyNews12.com article entitled “Woman Snaps Picture of Bank Robbery Suspect.”