Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A man robbed the TD Bank branch on River Road Monday around 2:19 p.m., Fair Lawn police said.
Fair Lawn police Tuesday released surveillance images of the man who allegedly robbed the TD Bank on River Road Monday afternoon. The suspect, described as an approximately 6-foot tall, 170-pound black male between 25 and 30 years of age with some facial hair, can be seen in the photographs wearing a light brown Adidas hooded sweatshirt, black winter gloves and a dark colored cap. Police said he entered the bank around 2:19 p.m. Monday and passed the teller a note demanding money. Bank employees told police that the suspect neither spoke nor brandished a weapon. After receiving the money -- approximately $2,800 -- he made off on foot in the direction of Fair Lawn Avenue, police said. Despite search attempts by borough officers and the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
A man robbed the TD Bank on River Road of approximately $2,800 Monday afternoon, police said.
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-…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Chase Bank on Saddle River Road was robbed around 6 p.m. Thursday.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
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 …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Alfred Pedersen, 40, of Prospect Park, has pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery, including one committed last October at the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road.
A man who admitted to robbing three North Jersey banks last year -- including one in Fair Lawn -- and who allegedly made an attempt to escape Hudson County Jail in June posing as a clergyman, will be sentenced on October 30, a spokesman for the U.S Attorney's Office said Monday. Alfred Pedersen, 40, of Prospect Park, has pleaded guilty to committing three bank heists late last year in Englewood, Fair Lawn and Cliffside Park that netted him a total of $8,295, according to a federal criminal complaint. He was arrested last December and remains in custody at Hudson County Jail awaiting sentencing. On Oct. 1, 2011, Pedersen entered the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road at 10:10 a.m. and handed the teller a demand note that read, “This is a …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Two men charged in a robbery in Yonkers Wednesday had allegedly planned to hit a Chase Bank in Fair Lawn in the future.
A pair of Bronx cousins charged with bank robbery after allegedly holding up a bank in Yonkers Wednesday are also suspects in bank robberies in Rockland County and were planning to hit at least three more banks in New Jersey over the coming weeks, including a Chase Bank in Fair Lawn, New York law enforcement officials said. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said the arrests of Michael Johnson, 35, and Andre Johnson, 29, stemmed from an investigation that started in New York's Rockland County after bank robberies in Nanuet in 2011 and Nyack. Zugibe said multiple warrants had been obtained so police could listen in on communications involving the Johnsons and GPS tracking devices were being used to follow their movements. The …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Monday, March 12 Nationals Titles Highlight Successful Cheer and Dance Seasons The Fair Lawn High School Dance and Cheerleading teams wrapped up successful seasons over the past few weekends, highlighted by their first place finishes last month at the Spirit Unlimited Battle at the Boardwalk Cheerleading and Dance Nationals in Atlantic City. Tuesday, March 13 County Employee From Fair Lawn Saves Taxpayers $650K Fair Lawn resident and county employee JoMarie Sacchinelli was awarded the county's Taxpayer Advocate Award last week for saving county taxpayers $650,000 by reducing the county's car fleet. Lacrosse Star on Shortlist for 2014 Israeli National Team Fair Lawn native Rich Cheifitz, a 19-year-old lacrosse superstar attacker at Kean …
Friday, March 16, 2012
A man implicated in a number of bank robberies, including one in Fair Lawn last year, has been arrested in Mobile, Ala.
A man implicated in the robbery of the Chase Bank on Fair Lawn Avenue last July was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in jail for a subsequent bank robbery he confessed to committing in Alabama, Patch has learned. James Raymond Jacobs, of Morrisville, Pa., was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and obstruction of justice on Aug. 9, after police said he robbed an RBC Bank in Mobile, Ala. and then led them on a brief chase before crashing his vehicle, according to a report in the Mobile Press-Register. Jacobs plead guilty to the Mobile bank robbery on Nov. 15, and was sentenced Tuesday to serve just under six years in jail. Records indicate that Jacobs had been incarcerated in Mobile County Jail since his arrest back in August while…
Friday, October 28, 2011
If you have any information on either robbery, contact the FBI at (973) 684-6614
The FBI continues to investigate a pair of recent bank robberies in Fair Lawn, but have yet to name a suspect in either case. On July 2, just before 1 p.m., a white male with a stubble beard wearing eyeglasses, a navy blue cap, a navy blue shirt and khaki pants, held up the Chase Bank at 21-01 Fair Lawn Ave., and fled the scene on foot. He did not show a weapon. In late August, an FBI spokesman told Patch that the Bureau had received a "very,very good lead," in the case, however, recent correspondence has confirmed that the robber has yet to be identified. A second robbery on Oct. 1, at the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road, is also under FBI investigation. In that incident, a man entered the bank around 10 a.m. and made off with $3,400 in …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Monday, Sept. 26 - "Just because you missed synagogue this week, doesn’t mean you can’t still get your Torah fix. Rabbi Ronald Roth, of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel, is serving it up any time, anywhere. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Earlier this year, Roth began producing weekly audio podcasts as a way of reaching more people with his Torah teachings." "The Fatboy Cookie Company, located at 18-01 River Road, was contacted by Off The Wall Gifts to be included in gift bags distributed to attendees at the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards taking place Monday night in Manhattan. " Tuesday, Sept. 27 - "A suspicious man was seen wandering the halls Tuesday morning at Lyncrest …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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, …