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Glen Rock police release bank photos of robber who took $112,000 with paintball gun

Photo Credit: Courtesy GLEN ROCK PD

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: Police this afternoon released surveillance images of the robber who sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT took more than $112,000 in cash from the Glen Rock Savings Bank this morning while wearing a red wig and woman’s clothing and pointing what authorities called a “paintball-type” gun.

The robber was described as 5’ 7” with a medium build and wearing oversize sunglasses, black gloves, a woman’s black coat buttoned to the top, white boots — “or some type of white material pulled down over the boots,” police said — and carrying what sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT was a Louis Vuitton bag.

Authorities weren’t certain of the bandit’s gender.

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ANYONE who can identify this person, or who has information that could help the investigation, is asked to call Detective James Calaski at ( 201 ) 670-3948 or Detective Sgt. Sgt Eric Reamy at ( 201 ) 670-3947 .

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Glen Rock police were instantly at the Rock Road bank after the alarm was called in around 10:25 a.m.

Soon after, they recovered the weapon in a snowbank around the corner on Rodney Street. They suspect the robber got into a getaway car parked nearby, sources said.

Although authorities wouldn’t confirm a dollar figure, several law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT it’s at least $112,000.

Another said that the robber was brought into the vault, which accounts for the unusually substantial haul.

A K-9 unit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office began tracking but then lost the scent, another said.

NJ Transit trains were slowed during the search.


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