Police Look for Suspect in Robbery of Lyndhurst NJ Bank
Police in Lyndhurst NJ are on the lookout for a man who robbed a local bank.
According to Bergen County officials, the suspect committed the robbery at the M&T Bank on Lewandowski Street in Lyndhurst, NJ. The suspect allegedly approached a bank teller, handed her a plastic bag, and demanded that she fill it with cash or risk being shot. Although the victim threatened to use a handgun during the robbery, no one inside the bank actually saw him carrying a firearm.
Once the suspect had the money, he left the bank and fled the neighborhood on foot.
The Lyndhurst Police Department received an alert via a bank alarm and immediately sent police officers to the scene.
The good news is that no one was injured during the theft incident. At the time of the robbery, the only people inside the bank were employees.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate the robbery. The investigating agencies include the Lyndhurst Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Investigators have not yet been able to identify the bank robber, who reportedly wore a white towel on his head and covered his face with sunglasses during the robbery.
If authorities can eventually identify and arrest the suspect, he would likely be charged with multiple crimes, including robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is typically considered a second degree criminal offense. A conviction for second degree robbery could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Police Searching for Lyndhurst Bank Robber.”