Borough and county police are investigating a bank robbery at the TD Bank branch on River Road, located just blocks from the police station, Chief Erik Rose said.
The suspect, described as a tall, thin black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gloves, entered the bank around 2:19 p.m. Monday and slipped the teller a note indicating a robbery, Rose said. There was no verbal communication between the man and the teller, and no weapon was shown or mentioned, police said.
After receiving approximately $2,800 from the bank employee, the man fled on foot in the direction of Fair Lawn Avenue, Rose said.
Rose said it's unclear whether or not he eventually hopped into a vehicle parked down the road.
Officers from Fair Lawn and the county's K-9 unit searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Borough police are continuing the investigation in concert with the FBI.
While this marks the fourth bank robbery perpetrated in Fair Lawn in the past 18 months, Rose said he didn't think bank robbers were targeting Fair Lawn.
"It's just a matter of random bad luck," he said, noting that the suspect descriptions in the recent robberies do not match.