New Milford NJ Police Look for Man Who Allegedly Robbed Local Bank
New Milford police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly committed a daytime robbery of a local bank.
The bank robbery reportedly went down around 9:40 a.m. According to officials, the suspect was disguised with a painted-on beard when he entered the Hudson City Savings Bank on River Road in New Milford, NJ.
Once inside the bank, the suspect reportedly moved toward a bank teller and handed the employee a note demanding an unspecified amount of cash. The suspect allegedly managed to get nearly $5,000 from the bank worker. He then placed the money in a shopping bag before exiting the bank and fleeing the scene.
Bank workers contacted New Milford police, which dispatched officers to the scene. Police searched the area for the suspect, but they were not able to find him. Witnesses later told police that they saw the suspect heading eastbound.
The New Milford Police Department has now released a description of the suspect in the bank robbery. The suspect has been described as a 28-year-old man who stands approximately 5-foot-5 and has an average build. When he entered the bank, the suspect reportedly wore a green cardigan sweater, a tan shirt, khaki pants, and light blue-tinted prescription glasses.
If police can eventually identify and arrest the suspect, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is normally considered a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree robbery could lead to the suspect being sentenced to a term of incarceration of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
Any members of the public who have information about the suspect or the bank robbery should get in touch with New Milford investigators at 201-261-1400.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Robber with Painted-on Beard Steals Nearly $5K from Bank, Police Say.”