Garfield NJ Police, FBI Search for Man Who Allegedly Robbed Local Bank
Garfield NJ police officers are trying to find a man who allegedly committed a bank robbery at a local bank.
According to Bergen County officials, the suspect entered the Clifton Savings Bank on Palisade Avenue in Garfield NJ a short time after 5:00 p.m. As soon as the suspect entered the building, he moved toward a teller and handed the bank worker a note. The note given to the bank teller reportedly instructed him to hand over bank cash.
The suspect allegedly got $3,250 in cash and then quickly exited the bank. Once outside, the suspect was seen fleeing the neighborhood on foot.
Among the law enforcement agencies investigating the bold bank robbery are the Garfield Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Police investigators are asking for the public’s help with the investigation. That’s why authorities have released a detailed description of the suspect, who is described as a man in his 30s who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall. The bank robbery suspect was seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark-colored pants when he allegedly committed the theft.
If police investigators can figure out the identity of the robbery suspect, it is likely that serious criminal charges for robbery and theft of movable property would follow. N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 stipulates that a person who commits a theft offense while also threatening another person can be charged with a second degree crime. A conviction on second degree robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “FBI Looking for Man Who Robbed Garfield Bank of $3,250.”