FAIR LAWN, NJ - Columbia Bank was robbed mid day on Friday by a female who made off with approximately $7,000 to $8,000, police said.
At approximately 2 pm, police said a "heavy set black female, wearing a light-colored jacket and pants, gloves and sunglasses, passed a note to the teller while keeping one hand in her jacket pocket and bringing that pocketed hand on top of the counter for the bank teller to see."
Bank officials said approximately $7,000 to $8,000 was taken from the bank on Fair Lawn Avenue across from the Radburn clock building.
The suspect fled the bank through the front door, according to police, then entered the Pet Supplies Plus, 24-02 Fair Lawn Avenue, next door, and fled through the back exit of the store into a parking lot.
At the time, police did not know if she continued to flee on foot or in a vehicle.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Fair Lawn Police Department at 201-796-1400.
In July of 2018, the Columbia Bank on Broadway in Fair Lawn was robbed of $10,000 after the robber issued a note to the teller saying "10K or You Die." The 22-year-old suspect from Paterson was caught by Fair Lawn Police two weeks later carrying a 27-inch machete, according to published reports. The money was not recovered.