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UPDATE: Morris County Authorities Search for Boonton Bank Robbery Suspect


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood confirm an active investigation into a bank robbery that occurred this afternoon in the Town of Boonton, New Jersey.

According to police at approximately 12:45 p.m., law enforcement received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank, 302 Wootton Street, in Boonton.

The subsequent investigation has revealed that a male entered the bank branch and demanded money. No weapon was displayed or threatened. The suspect fled the bank on foot with approximately $2,000.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, a dark winter hat and mysterious sunglasses.

Officials say numerous law enforcement agencies have responded and are currently investigating this incident, including the Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, 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 Boonton Police Department at 973-402-8159.

Inquiries about this release should be directed to PIO Meghan Knab at