Police in Fort Lee recently arrested a man who allegedly committed two bank robberies.
The suspect is a 29-year-old resident of New York City. According to authorities, he robbed two banks in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The first bank was robbed two weeks ago. The second bank robbery occurred at the Bank of New Jersey branch on West Street in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect entered the bank just before 12:00 p.m., approached a bank employee, and gave the teller a threatening note that demanded cash. After getting the money, the suspect reportedly exited the building and fled the scene on foot.
Fort Lee NJ police officers searched the surrounding area for the suspect and later found him walking on Center Avenue near the George Washington Bridge. That’s when the suspect allegedly fled across 14 active lanes on the highway. Fort Lee NJ cops were eventually able to catch up to the suspect and place him under arrest.
During a subsequent search of the suspect, police allegedly found him carrying cash that had been stolen from the Fort Lee bank.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including first degree armed robbery, third degree terroristic threats, and fourth degree obstruction of administration of law.
For further information about this case, view the NorthJersey.com article, “Fort Lee Sees Second Bank Robbery in Under Two Weeks.”