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Man Robs Chase Bank, Flees on Foot With $3,400

Police are investigating a robbery Saturday morning at the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road

Fair Lawn Police are investigating a robbery Saturday morning at the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road.

A man entered the bank around 10 a.m. and handed the teller a note that read, “This is a robbery.” He made off with $3,400 in cash and fled north up Saddle River Road on foot, according to witnesses.

He did not produce a weapon, Sgt. Eric Leitman said.

The suspect is described as a 5’8” to 5'11” white male between the ages of 30 and 40 with a slender build, short dark hair and a scruffy mustache and goatee.

He was wearing a black baseball cap with light stitching depicting a bird surrounded by flames, and was dressed in a striped gray long sleeve polo shirt or raincoat, blue jeans and white sneakers, with a black watch on his left wrist, Leitman said.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting on the case, and the FBI has been notified.

Leitman said he did not know if this robbery was connected to another and remains unsolved. That .

Zak Koeske October 03, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I cited October 2009 because that's when a state police study was conducted which determined that the FLPD was "understaffed." Here's the link to an article about it: http://bit.ly/o0hkcU
Zak Koeske October 03, 2011 at 06:18 PM
I used the 51 number, which includes all sworn officers (Chief, Lieutenants, Sergeants and Patrol Officers), because that is the size of the force that is currently on the job keeping Fair Lawn safe.
Zak Koeske October 03, 2011 at 06:21 PM
A member of the police force has just informed me that the roster of sworn officers is currently at 54, with three on long-term disability. The effective number of officers is still 51, however.
Nocutterpride October 03, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Zak so based on your numbers the PD is down to 51 from 64, a total of 13 down. 20% manpower, while taxes never dropped, and an increase in bonding occurred, along with state cap being exceeded. A nice gift to the incoming council in November... Terrible management while crime increases!
Nocutterpride October 03, 2011 at 07:53 PM
Fair Lawn residents are getting hosed, this is all Tom foolery at its best. Bottom line getting less for more!

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