CRANFORD, NJ — A message from the Cranford Police Department:
On 8/10/2013 at approximately 1:35pm, the Garden State Community Bank, located at 310 North Ave. East, was robbed at gunpoint. A black male suspect (pictured), described as being in his mid-20s to mid-30s, between 5’11” and 6’00” tall, clean shaven and dark skinned, walked calmly into the bank and displayed a black handgun while demanding cash. The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash in a plain black plastic bag. He fled on foot westbound on North Ave. East, but police believe he entered a waiting vehicle in one of the nearby parking lots. The suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue long sleeve untucked button down shirt, and a black baseball style cap.
According to Cranford Police Chief Eric G. Mason, the investigation is being coordinated by his detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Newark Field Office, and may be linked to additional incidents in the area. He stated, “The suspect here should be considered armed and dangerous and we are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. Anyone who may have witnessed the suspect, or who might have information that may aid the investigation is urged to contact Det. Robert Montague at 908-709-7344.” Chief Mason also cautioned that that the subject should not be approached or confronted if seen in public.
Det. Robert Montague