New Milford NJ police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local bank.
The theft incident happened around 9:40 a.m. According to authorities, the suspect had a painted-on beard when he walked into the Hudson City Savings Bank located on River Road in New Milford, NJ.
Once inside the building, the suspect reportedly approached a teller and gave her a note demanding cash. The suspect was allegedly able to get nearly $5,000, which he placed in a shopping bag. He then walked out of the bank and fled the scene.
New Milford police received a report of the robbery and quickly dispatched officers to the bank. Police canvassed the area in search of the suspect, but they could not locate him. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect heading eastbound in New Milford.
The New Milford Police Department recently released a description of the alleged bank robber. The suspect has been described as a 28-year-old male who stands 5-foot-5 and has an average build. At the time of the theft incident, the suspect wore a green cardigan sweater, tan shirt, khaki pants, and light blue-tinted prescription glasses.
If the suspect is ultimately identified and apprehended, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is usually classified as a second degree criminal offense. A conviction on second degree robbery charges could result in the suspect being sentenced to 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
Anyone who has information about the suspect or the robbery should call New Milford investigators at 201-261-1400.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Robber with Painted-on Beard Steals Nearly $5K from Bank, Police Say.”