Hawthorne NJ police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local TD Bank.
The theft incident went down a short time before 4:30 p.m. According to authorities, the suspect entered the TD Bank located on Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Once inside the bank, the suspect reportedly approached an employee and handed the worker a note demanding cash.
The suspect allegedly received an undisclosed amount of money from the bank teller and then fled the building. Witnesses saw the suspect getting inside a black Mitsubishi and driving away.
The good news is that nobody sustained any injuries during the bank robbery. Authorities said that the suspect was not armed with a deadly weapon like a handgun or knife.
The Hawthorne Police Department is currently investigating the bank robbery and searching for the suspect. Law enforcement has not yet released information about the suspect.
If police are able to identify and locate the suspect, he would probably be subject to significant criminal charges for robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who puts another person in fear of immediate bodily injury while committing a theft can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree robbery could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Investigating TD Bank Robbery in Hawthorne.”