CLIFFVIEW PILOT HAS THE SCOOP: A bandit in a Halloween mask and a wig vaulted the counter at a Lyndhurst bank off Route 17 Monday morning, snatched more than $10,000 and took off, dropping twenty-dollar bills as he got away, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Courtesy: FBI Field Office, Newark
Lyndhurst Police Chief James O’Connor wouldn’t confirm the figure. However, he said that police got the call at 9:51 a.m. from the TD Bank on New York Avenue.
The robber, wearing a fleece hoodie and blue jeans that drooped to reveal plaid Joe Boxer trunks, “vaulted over the counter, took an undisclosed amount, and ran east on New York Avenue,”
The chief said the bandit bolted through an alley between the bank and Organic Cleaners, dropping some money along the way.
He apparently was headed to a spot where someone may have been waiting to pick him up or he’d parked a getaway car — none of which has yet been officially confirmed, O’Connor told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
The FBI figures he’s anywhere from 20 to 35 years old, about 5-foot-9, with a medium build.
The FBI interviewed witnesses and reviewed bank surveillance footage. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification unit and a Bergen County police tracking dog helped Lyndhurst police collect evidence.
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