Sunday, April 21, 2013
Authorities say the man who robbed a Caldwell bank Thursday unsuccessfully attempted to rob a West Orange bank an hour earlier.
Local police and the FBI are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in Caldwell just one hour after he attempted to rob a West Orange bank late Thursday afternoon, officials announced Friday. According to officials in the Newark FBI office, the man entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 412 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange at about 5 p.m. on April 18 and demanded money before fleeing without any cash. About an hour later, police believe the same man robbed a PNC Bank at 423 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell. Police have not released the amount of money taken. Officials said, the man was wearing the same shoes and hat for both robberies. The man is described as a clean-shaven black man, in his late 20s, about 5-foot-6 inches to 5-foot-8 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Suspect stole a few hundred dollars of art supplies from the Essex Green Shopping Center store at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police say.
West Orange police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a strong-armed robbery at Jerry's Artist Outlet in Essex Green Shopping Center Wednesday, officials said. According to police, the suspect stole a few hundred dollars worth of art supplies, using force to exit the store at around 12:24 p.m. on April 3. A UPS driver in the parking lot described the suspect's car to police who stopped him before he entered Route 280 in West Orange, police said. West Orange police have not released any information on the alleged robber and the incident is still under investigation. The alleged theft occurred just three days after a West Orange man was robbed of his car at gunpoint in the parking lot of the same shopping center. Check back …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
West Orange Police are searching for two 20-year-old men who allegedly assaulted West Orange man Wednesday evening.
Police are searching for two men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a West Orange man on Valley Road Wednesday evening, officials said. According to the report, the man was walking in the 500 block of Valley Road at about 7:30 p.m. when two men allegedly approached him from behind before pulling him to the ground by his neck. The two men started to punch and kick the man while he lay on the ground, police said. The men allegedly stole a Samsung cellphone and $50 in cash from the man before they fled on Central Avenue towards Jefferson Street, police said. The West Orange man told police he tried to catch the two after the assault, but lost sight of them on Jefferson Street. The man described the robbers as two black men, approximately 20…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Man with knife attempts at Bank of America a day after a someone tried to rob a woman at same ATM.
Two men allegedly tried to rob a 55-year-old West Orange man at a Main Street bank ATM on Feb. 2 before fleeing without any money, West Orange police reported. The attempted robbery occurred one day after a man tried to rob at woman with a note at the same ATM. In the Feb. 2 incident, the West Orange man started to withdraw money from the Bank of America, 59 Main St., around 9:45 p.m. when a man he didn't know walked out of the bank, police said. As he continued to use the ATM, the West Orange man told police a second unknown man with a knife approached him from behind yelling, "Give me $100." The man told police he turned around and told the robber, "I don't have $100." Police said the robber then walked over to a second man who had …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Police: Garage doors appear to have been rammed by car.
West Orange police are looking for a driver who used a car to damage two garage doors of a Northfield Avenue apartment complex and steal a $1,500 snowblower. Police said the entire wood frame on either side of each garage was damaged when officers arrived at around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. Police said the snowblower was stolen from the first garage, but nothing was reported stolen out of the second garage. The garages were both below an apartment, but according to police, there was no way into the apartments through the garages.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Woman says man approached her at bank ATM.
A man allegedly attempted to rob a woman with a note at a Main Street ATM on Feb. 1, West Orange police reported. According to police, the woman was withdrawing money from an ATM at the Bank of America branch at 59 Main St. at about 8:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man she didn’t know. The man, described as between 26 and 28 years old and approximately 6-feet tall and around 200 lbs., told her to read the note he held in his hands, police said. The woman told police she said, "I don't know you and I'm not going to read the note." The man seemed angry and left the bank heading towards Orange on Main Street, she told police. In the report, police noted the man waited to approach the woman until she was alone at the ATM. Although …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
TD Bank was robbed this afternoon of an undisclosed amount of cash.
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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Man caught on tape burglarizing a West Orange Chinese Restaurant is also wanted in Montclair, Millburn, Verona and Fairfield.
A man suspected in more than 150 commercial burglaries in four New Jersey counties over the last two years has been caught on surveillance tape by the West Orange Police Department. The video of the serial burglar's last known job, on Nov. 18 at 4:30 a.m., at the #1 Chinese Kitchen on Main Street, depicts the man breaking into the restaurant by smashing the lower half of a glass door, crawling through the opening, and rummaging through the cash register. He found the register empty and left 15 minutes later, police said. Once police captured the man’s appearance on tape, they were able to get his face out across state channels, West Orange Det. Edwin Diaz said. "Bergen County Prosecutor's office has him tied to 150 burglaries already …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A man with a handgun attempted to rob the attendant at the Delta gas station on Central Avenue on Thursday.
A 63-year-old gas station attendant fought back against a man trying to rob him at gunpoint this week. At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, a man with a handgun and blue mask covering his face attempted to rob the attendant at the Delta gas station, at 3 Central Ave. Instead of handing over the cash, the attendant refused and put up a fight, according to police. The 63-year-old man was punched in the face, and then the man with the handgun fled without taking any money, according to police. The attendant received minor bruising to his face and cheek. He refused medical attention, according to police. The man who attempted to rob the attendant was described as an African American, between the age of 23 and 26, with a thin build and short …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Elderly woman involved in strong-armed robbery.
An elderly woman was robbed recently while in the Kmart parking lot, according to police. The 69-year-old woman was going through the trunk of her car parked at Kmart, 295 Prospect Ave., at around 3 p.m. on Monday when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The woman struggled with the man until the purse straps broke, causing her to fall to the ground. She injured her wrist in the fall. The woman was robbed of $60 in cash, a cell phone, and various documents, according to police. The man took the purse and ran to a waiting car, described as silver with four doors. He sped away on Prospect Avenue toward the entrance of I-280. The woman refused medical attention. The incident is still under investigation, and police…