West Orange police are searching for a man who entered the TD Bank at Pleasant Valley Way Monday, brandishing a handgun and demanded cash from a teller before fleeing with an undetermined amount of money.
According to West Orange police Sgt. John Palardy, the man, described as white, with glasses and wearing a dark baseball cap facing backwards, approached a bank teller at approximately 1:15 p.m. The man showed the teller a silver semi-automatic handgun, Palardy said.
West Orange High School was placed on a modified lockdown from 1:30-2 p.m. because of the incident, due to the school's proximity to the bank.
Officials said when the man fled the bank, they were unsure whether he escaped by foot or by a car.
West Orange police are reviewing surveillance video of the incident and said the investigation is ongoing.
A TD Bank representative who identified herself as Margie declined to comment on the robbery.
West Orange Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.