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Suspect Steals $14,000 in NJ Bank Robbery

New Jersey


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By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Morris County confirmed an active investigation into a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning in the Borough of Netcong. 

According to police, at approximately 10:12 a.m., law enforcement received a 9-1-1 call reporting a bank robbery had occurred at the Fulton Bank, 9 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong.

  Police said a subsequent investigation revealed that a male suspect entered the bank branch and demanded money.

No weapon was displayed or threatened.

The suspect fled the bank with approximately $14,000 in U.S. currency.

Police said the suspect is believed to be a white or Hispanic male, in his 20’s or 30’s.

He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a blue surgical-style facemask. He was carrying a shoebox sized box.

Numerous law enforcement agencies are currently participating in this investigation, including the Netcong Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the New Jersey State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or Netcong Police Department at 973-347-7700.