FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood police department has released photographs of Tuesday's Provident Bank robbery suspect and issued the following statement to the public:
On March 29, 2016, at approximately 10:13 a.m., there was an armed robbery of Provident Bank located at 206 South Avenue in Fanwood, NJ. The bank robbery suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin build, in his early 50s.
The suspect was wearing a dark colored jacket, blue jeans, dark baseball cap, dark shoes with a yellow and orange traffic vest with vertical stripes. He was wearing a white dust mask covering his nose and mouth, work gloves and carrying a dark colored backpack.
The suspect fled the scene in an older Chevrolet SUV type vehicle, silver or beige in color with no license plate given at this time.
Anyone with any information can contact Lt/Det. Eugene Chin at Fanwood Police Department, (908) 322-5000 ext. 506, or the FBI at (973) 792-3000.
Citizens are reminded to never attempt to apprehend a fugitive. In the case of an emergency call 911.
Chief Richard Trigo