Cranford Police Ask For Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

CRANFORD – Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect in Saturday afternoon’s robbery of the Garden State Community Bank on North Avenue.

(Photo released by the Cranford Police Dept.)

(Photo released by the Cranford Police Dept.)

The robber, who is said to be in his mid-20s to mid-30s, between 5-foot-11 and 6-feet tall, walked calmly into the bank at approximately 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 10 and displayed a black handgun while demanding cash, according to police.

The robber left with an undetermined amount of cash in a plain black plastic bag and fled on foot westbound on North Avenue East. Police believe he got into a vehicle that was waiting in one of the nearby parking lots.

(Photo released by the Cranford Police Dept.)

(Photo released by the Cranford Police Dept.)

According to Cranford Police Chief Eric G. Mason, the investigation is being coordinated by his detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Newark Field Office, and may be linked to additional incidents in the area.

“The suspect here should be considered armed and dangerous and we are asking for the public’s help in identifying him,” Mason said. “Anyone who may have witnessed the suspect, or who might have information that may aid the investigation is urged to contact Det. Robert Montague at 908-709-7344.”

Mason also cautioned that that the suspect should not be approached or confronted if seen in public.

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