Police Probe Oradell Bank Robbery

ORADELL — Police are investigating a bank robbery on Kinderkamack Road Tuesday morning where about $8,300 was stolen.The Oradell robbery was the latest in a string of recent crimes at Hudson City Savings Bank locations in Bergen County.

The man walked into the bank around 10:10 a.m., placed a black bag on the counter and told a teller to fill it up with cash, Capt. William Wicker said.

The man said he had a weapon, but did not say what it was or show it, Wicker said. Surveillance footage showed that he did not appear to have a weapon, Wicker said. The suspect fled on foot.

The man is described as black, 5’8” and 175 pounds and about 30 years old. He was wearing a black knitted hat, a gray sweatshirt, a gold scarf and khaki pants, Wicker said.

Authorities are investigating if Tuesday’s crime was related to bank robberies at Hudson City branches across the county in recent months. On Dec. 3, a man walked into a Lyndhurst branch in the Lewandowski Commons shopping center and told a teller to fill up a bag he’d brought with money.

In October, a man with a painted-on beard made off with about $4,800 in cash from the New Milford branch on River Road. In August, a man in a pink shirt carrying a black bag demanded money from tellers at the River Edge branch on Main Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oradell police at 201-261-0200.

By STEFANIE DAZIO

staff writer | 

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