Suspect sought in yesterday’s Springfield bank robbery

imagejpeg_0SPRINGFIELD — Yesterday at 12:48 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was contacted by Investors Savings Bank in Springfield reporting that a bank robbery had just occurred.

The bank is located at 193 Morris Ave. which is at the intersection of Linden Avenue and on the northside of the town along the border with Millburn.

A lone male had entered the bank, grabbed a deposit slip from a counter in
the lobby area and walked up to a teller window placing the deposit slip and
a handwritten note in front of the teller. The note indicated the suspect had
a bomb and demanded money be placed in a plastic bag he handed to the
teller.

The suspect fled the bank prior to police arrival.

No individuals inside of the bank were injured during this robbery and aside from the note, no weapon was shown.

A search of the area conducted by police officers from Springfield and
Millburn failed to locate the suspect but detectives are viewing surveillance footage from many external cameras at businesses and the adjacent General Greene Shopping Center located near the bank.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately mid 30’s to early 40’s in age. He was described as being about 6′ 3″ in height and weighing 200 to 220 lbs. He was clean-shaven.

The suspect was wearing a black pull over crew neck sweatshirt, a black knit winter-type watch cap and faded or stone washed color denim jeans. The suspect did not wear any mask during the robbery.

The amount of money taken is not being disclosed.

Anyone with information or who happened to be in the area and may have
observed the suspect running from the bank are asked to contact the
Springfield Police Department at 973-376-0400.

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