MORRISTOWN, NJ - Philip N. McGrantham has been arrested on charges related to a robbery that occurred at the Wells fargo Bank in Pequannock, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Pequannock Township Police Chief Brian C. Spring.
According to law enforcement officers, police received a report of a bank robbery on September 26, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 523 Route 23 in Pequannock. An investigation revealed that McGrantham entered the bank and demanded money, said authorities. McGrantham then fled the scene with the cash and left in a red Hyundai SUV. Authorities stated that prior to the robbery, McGrantham made an anonymous, false 9-1-1 call to divert attention away from the location, they stated.
The 69-year-old Little Falls resident has been charged with one count of Robbery, a crime of the second degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1a, and one count of False Public Alarm, a crime of the second degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-3a.
McGrantham has been lodged in the Passaic County Jail on a warrant-complaint issued in Passaic County for a separate charge.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent
unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.