Officers in Irvington are credited with a swift arrest of a suspect who attempted to rob a bank in the Township on Friday morning.
According to Irvington Police, on May 27 at 11:29 a.m., units already on patrol in the city recorded reports of a bank robbery at the Investor’s Savings Bank located at 1065 Stuyvesant Avenue.
Fast responding officers arrived and were told by employees that a male suspect entered the establishment and then handed tellers a note demanding $100,000.
Police said the suspect indicated that he had a gun during the incident. He subsequently left the bank without getting any of the money.
Officers canvassing the area, and after a brief investigation, police found Mr. Sherike Massay, 23, of Irvington, a short distance away.
Police arrested Massey for attempting to rob Investors Savings Bank, but no weapon was recovered.
Irvington Police said the investigation in this matter is still ongoing.