MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Police are searching for a man who they said robbed a bank on Springfield Avenue last weekend.
A masked man came to the 66 Gas Station on Springfield Avenue around 4:40 a.m. on May 19 with a handgun, demanded money, and hit the attendant, police said.
The man then fled on foot with the money, police said, and officers were unable to find him. The EMS responded and evaluated the man who was struck, but he refused medical attention.
In other police news, there were shoplifting, thefts from auto, and bicycle thefts in different locations throughout town.
May 15; Thefts from Auto; Between 7:30 and 10:45 p.m., an unsecured vehicle on Brookwood Drive was entered. Loose change and a phone charger were reportedly stolen.
May 15; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 6:30 a.m., a male entered an unsecured garage on Orchard Road and stole a bicycle.
May 15; Bicycle Theft; Between 6 and 6:20 p.m., a bicycle outside a store on Springfield Avenue by an employee was stolen.
May 15; Thefts from Auto; Between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., an unsecured vehicle parked on Coolidge Road was entered and cash removed.
May 18; Shoplifting; At 9:15 p.m., a male concealed several deodorants in a bag and fled from the Walgreens without paying.
The Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property. We are asking that you assist us in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times. All charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.