WAYNE, NJ – A thirty-three-year-old man from Plainfield was shot in the torso while allegedly attempting to rob an armored car outside the Bank of America located at 709 Hamburg Turnpike.
On Wednesday, December 18 around noon, Wayne Township police officers responded to the scene to find two armed security guards, their armored vehicle and the alleged robber with a gunshot wound to the torso.
According to the officer’s investigation, the thirty-three-year-old waited until one of the security guards exited the bank with a bag filled with cash. The suspect approached and tried to rip the bag from the guard’s hands. The two men fought and struggled over the bag of cash until the guard drew his pistol and shot the suspect in the torso. The second security guard had been waiting in the truck and did not know what was happening until he heard the gunshot.
The suspect was transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and has been admitted in stable condition.
Neither of the guards were injured during the incident.
According to the Wayne Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, no criminal complaints have been filed yet, however the investigation is active and ongoing.
More information will be released when it becomes available.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Wayne Police Detective Bureau at 973-694-0600.