Rutherford NJ police recently arrested a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local Chase bank.
According to law enforcement, the 33-year-old suspect robbed the Chase bank branch located on Park Avenue in Rutherford, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly entered the bank shortly before noon and held up a bank teller.
Not long after the robbery occurred, a couple of Rutherford police officers saw the suspect walking near the Chase bank. The suspect was wearing a long sleeve jacket and a hat, even though it was extremely hot outside.
When the officers approached the suspect, a bank employee found them and informed them that the bank had just been robbed.
The police officers followed the suspect for a little while before the suspect reportedly noticed the officers and started to flee into East Rutherford, NJ. The officers chased the suspect and eventually apprehended him in a yard at a residence on Van Winkle Place.
When police captured the suspect, he allegedly had a backpack containing stolen cash from the bank. Additionally, the suspect’s backpack allegedly contained a loaded Cobra .380 semi-automatic handgun
The suspect, who is from Belleville, will probably be charged with armed robbery under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. If the suspect is ultimately convicted of first degree armed robbery, he would be subject to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Arrested with Loaded Gun, Cash in Rutherford Bank Robbery, Police Say.”