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FBI Investigating Serial Robber in Essex County

FBI Newark November 07, 2012
  • Special Agent Barbara Woodruff (973) 792-3020

The FBI is looking for an individual responsible for robbing at least three banks in Essex County, New Jersey. This individual is described as a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male; medium build; 5’10” tall; approximately 180 pounds; with brown eyes.

In all robberies, the subject entered the branch and presented a threatening demand note to a teller. The following banks were robbed:

  • On September 27, 2012, the Valley National Bank located at 748 Mount Prospect Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.
  • On October 31, 2012, the Sovereign Bank located at 466 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.
  • On November 6, 2012, the Valley National Bank located a 22 Bloomfield Avenue, Belleville, New Jersey.

Photos of the subject are below.

Anyone with information about these bank robberies is urged to contact the FBI at 973-792-3000, the Newark Police Department at 973-733-4339, or the Belleville Police Department at 973-450-3358.

Citizens are reminded they should never attempt to apprehend a fugitive; in an emergency, call 911.