Police are trying to identify and locate the man who committed a bank robbery in Lyndhurst, NJ.
According to authorities, the suspect walked into the M&T Bank on Lewandowski Street in Lyndhurst New Jersey and confronted a bank teller. The suspect reportedly covered his face by wearing a white towel over his head, as well as sunglasses.
The suspect reportedly handed the bank employee an empty plastic bag and ordered him to hand over cash or be shot. The suspect allegedly informed the employee that he had a handgun that he would use to shoot him.
After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect exited the bank and ran from the area on foot.
The bank worker triggered an alarm, prompting the Lyndhurst Police Department to dispatch cops to the scene.
Thankfully, nobody was hurt during the robbery. When the robbery went down, there were no customers in the bank.
A number of different law enforcement agencies worked together on the investigation into the bank robbery, including the Lyndhurst Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Investigators recently released a description of the bank robbery suspect. He has been described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 35 and with a medium build.
If police are able to identify and capture the suspect, he would probably be subject to criminal charges for robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is usually classified as 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 additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Police Searching for Lyndhurst Bank Robber.”