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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying Serial Bank Robber

FBI Newark March 04, 2013
  • Special Agent Barbara Woodruff (973) 792-3020

NEWARK—The FBI’s Newark Division is searching for a bank robber who has robbed five banks in New Jersey since September 2012. In each of the robberies, the individual approached the teller, presented a demand note, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. In most instances, the robber claimed he was carrying a gun. On three occasions, he wore either a grey or black hooded sweatshirt. The robber has worn a hat during every robbery, to include a New York Yankees baseball cap, a black baseball cap with a red letter “P,” and a grey skull cap. In all robberies, the subject is described as follows:

  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5’8” tall (approximately)
  • Weight: 170 pounds (approximately)
  • Build: Medium to Large

The following is a chronological listing of the robberies with related photos:

Thursday, September, 27, 2012—At approximately 10:32 a.m., the Valley National Bank located at 748 Mt. Prospect Ave, Newark, New Jersey, was robbed. The subject wore a red New York Yankees cap, white T-shirt underneath a dark long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers, and he was clean shaven.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012—At approximately 12:08 p.m., there was an attempted robbery at the Sovereign Bank located at 466 Bloomfield Ave, Newark, New Jersey. The subject wore a black hooded jacket, camouflage pants, and a grey skull cap.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012—At approximately 12:47, p.m. the Valley National Bank located at 22 Bloomfield Ave, Belleville, New Jersey, was robbed. The subject wore a grey hooded sweatshirt with front pocket, dark pants, a grey skull cap, and sneakers.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012—At approximately 12:17 p.m., the Valley National Bank located at 128 Market St., Passaic, New Jersey, was robbed. The subject wore a black jacket with white shirt underneath, sunglasses, and a black baseball hat with a red letter “P.”

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Saturday, February 23, 2013—At approximately 11:41 a.m., the Valley National Bank located at 22 Bloomfield Ave, Belleville, New Jersey, was robbed. The subject wore a dark hooded zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans, black sneakers with white soles, and a red New York Yankees baseball hat.

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Anyone with information about these or any other bank robberies should contact the FBI at 973-792-3000. Additional information and photographs of these bank robberies can be found on Bandittrackernortheast.com. Citizens are reminded they should never attempt to apprehend a fugitive on their own and should dial 911 in an emergency.