A man with a claw hammer robbed the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road just before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to an FBI statement.
The man, described as a 5-foot-7-inch black male with a thin-to-medium build and a thin goatee, entered the bank wielding a claw hammer, grabbed a bank employee and demanded another employee fill an envelope with cash, according to the statement.
Upon receiving the envelope containing an undisclosed amount of cash, the man, who was wearing a tan hat, burgundy sweater and khaki pants, fled in an unknown direction, the FBI statement said.
Police and investigators from the county worked the scene for prints and spoke to witnesses Thursday night. Only employees were in the bank at the time of the robbery, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. James Krizek said.
Anyone with information about this or any other bank robbery is urged to contact the FBI at 973-792-3000.