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South Orange Police, FBI Still Hunting for Chase Bank Robber


December 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

A weekly roundup of SOPD activity.

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The police and FBI are still searching for the woman who robbed the Chase Bank branch on South Orange Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 21.

The robber, described as a black female, approximately 5 feet 7, was wearing a red scarf or veil over her face. She was dressed in a black leather jacket and black gloves. She passed a note to the teller demanding money. After receiving the cash, she fled on foot.

In other police news:                                       

Seton Hall University students KL and CS, both 21, were arrested on Tuesday on drug charges. They were observed by an officer on routine patrol in a vehicle on Waverly Place at approximately 12:25 a.m.

A South Kingman Road resident reported that sometime on Tuesday between 7:30 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., someone kicked in the basement door. The burglar attempted to remove copper pipes from the basement by cutting them but was unsuccessful.

A South Orange Avenue resident reported someone stole his vehicle between 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 25. The 1999 Caravan had been parked on South Orange Avenue.

Bicycle thieves remain active in South Orange. A Tillou Road resident reported that someone stole a red hybrid mountain-style bicycle that was next to his garage sometime Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. An Audley Street resident told police that someone had entered his garage and disturbed two bicycles sometime between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, but nothing was taken.

Source: http://southorange.org/Police/blotter.asp

The reporter is participating in a hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.