UNION , NJ – A man accused of several bank robberies in the township was arrested Tuesday after being found in an Elizabeth motel, police said.
The man, James Glenn, 59, was found after a tipster told Union detectives the suspect was staying at The Airport Hotel Inn on Spring Street, police said. Authorities had been searching for Glenn, who they identified earlier as a suspect in the holdups of three banks in Union.
Union Police Detective Lt. Robert Perez and Sgt. Victor Correia, accompanied by other Union detectives and Street Crimes Unit officers, went to the motel and “determined there were multiple occupants in the room, but no one would answer the door.”
When police entered, they found Glenn hiding in the bathroom, they said, adding that Glenn “surrendered and was arrested without incident.”
A man who was sharing the room with Glenn, Jeffrey Myers of East Orange, was charged with obstruction of the investigation, said police.
They said Glenn was charged with the Aug. 28 and Sept. 28 robberies of Connect One Bank at 356 Chestnut Street, and the Oct. 16 robbery of Santander Bank at 324 Chestnut Street. “Detectives are coordinating their investigation with the FBI and other police agencies,” said police. “Myers was interviewed and later released by detectives after determining he was not involved in the bank robberies.”