Rutherford NJ Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Robbed Local Chase Bank
Police in Rutherford New Jersey recently arrested a man accused of robbing a local Chase bank.
According to officials, the 33-year-old suspect committed the armed robbery at the Chase bank branch located on Park Avenue in Rutherford, NJ. The suspect reportedly entered the bank in the middle of the day, approached a teller, and demanded cash.
After the robbery, two police officers noticed the suspect walking in the area of the bank. The suspect stood out like a sore thumb because he was reportedly wearing a long sleeve jacket and a hat, even though it was very hot outside.
When the Rutherford police officers moved toward the suspect, an employee from the bank approached them and said that the bank was just robbed.
The police officers trailed the suspect before he noticed them and began to flee in the direction of East Rutherford, New Jersey. The officers pursued the suspect and eventually managed to catch him in a yard on Van Winkle Place.
When police placed the suspect under arrest, he allegedly possessed a backpack. A subsequent search of the backpack reportedly turned up stolen cash from the bank, as well as a loaded Cobra .380 semi-automatic handgun.
The suspect, who resides in Belleville NJ, is probably going to be charged with armed robbery under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. If the suspect is convicted on first degree armed robbery charges, he faces a potential sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Arrested with Loaded Gun, Cash in Rutherford Bank Robbery, Police Say.”