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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in West Orange

FBI Newark April 19, 2013
  • Special Agent Barbara Woodruff (973) 792-3020

On April 18, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a black male, thin build, 5’6”-5’8” tall, approximately 140 lbs., attempted to rob the Wells Fargo Bank at 412 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey. The subject entered the branch and demanded money. He fled the bank without any cash.

On April 18, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m., it is believed that this same individual as described above, robbed the PNC Bank at 423 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, New Jersey. The subject entered the branch and demanded money. He fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The subject is further described as follows: late 20s, clean-shaven, wore sunglasses and gloves, and wore the same hat and shoes for both bank robberies.

Anyone with information on either of the bank robberies is urged to contact West Orange Police Department, the Caldwell Police Department, or the FBI at 973-792-3000.

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