West Orange - According to a statement released by police, earlier today, a call was received by police from a security company reporting several panic alarms generating from the TD Bank located at 425 Pleasant Valley Way.
Responding units were immediately advised that a robbery had just occurred that coincided with eye witness accounts of a robbery inside the bank.
Police say the witnesses also observed the suspect flee on foot and provided officers with a description.
Responding units quickly secured the bank premises and conducted a search of the immediate area.
The threat to public safety was greatly minimized by the quick actions of the West Orange Police Department.
A further description of the suspect was subsequently provided to all units.
A short time after a driver from a local transportation company contacted headquarters stating that he saw the police presence at the bank.
He further stated that he just picked up a male from that area who was attempting to conceal himself from police vehicles.
The driver dropped the suspicious acting male off at the Avenue Hotel at 555 Northfield Avenue.
The description provided by the driver matched the witness description and surveillance footage from the bank.
Police units quickly responded to 555 Northfield Avenue and found the suspect. Several witnesses positively identified the actor who was placed in police custody.
The proceeds from the bank and further evidence were also found in the actor's possession.
A criminal Investigation is continuing at this time and further details will be released as warranted.
The West Orange Police Department would like to thank all those who cooperated in helping bring this matter to a quick resolution.