BAYONNE, NJ - A Jersey City man was accused Thursday of being the person who attempted to rob Valley National Bank's Garfield branch July 27, police said.
The man, Edison Greene, 41, was taken into custody at 7:50 a.m. in the area of Sal-Laf Court and Union Street in Jersey City. He was arrested following an investigation by Bayonne Police Department detectives and members of the FBI Fugitive Task Force, they said.
Greene, charged with robbery, is believed to be the man who tried to rob the bank situated at 522 Broadway in Bayonne on Thursday. Police said Greene passed to a teller a note in which he demanded "all the money." While the teller was reading the note, Greene snatched it back and said he instead wanted to "open an account," police said.
Greene left that teller and went to a customer service representative who told him he lacked sufficient identification to open an account. "Not satisfied with the service he had just received from the employee," Greene went to yet another bank worker and again asked to open an account.
Meanwhile, the prior two bank employees discussed Greene's actions. The first customer service representative approached by Greene then confronted the man and "ushered him out of the bank" as police were contacted.
After being charged, Greene was placed in the Hudson County jail, police said.