PARSIPPANY, NJ- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Phillips announce an active investigation into a bank robbery that occurred Thursday in Parsippany.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. law enforcement was notified of a bank robbery that occurred at the Santander Bank at 1980 Route 10 west.  The subsequent investigation revealed that a man entered the bank and demanded money.  He was armed with a handgun at the time.  The suspect was able to obtain a sum of money and fled the bank on foot. 

Various surveillance photographs from the interior of the bank have been obtained and are attached to this press release.  The suspect can be further described as a white/light-skinned male, who was wearing a construction-type hard hat, reflective-style jacket, dark shorts, boots, light colored gloves, dark sunglasses, and a dark colored object over his mouth and nose.  The suspect was carrying a handgun and a bag.

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Numerous law enforcement agencies have responded and are currently investigating this incident, including the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this male, is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at or (973) 829-8159.