The PNC Bank at Claremont and Park Street in Montclair was robbed today and the suspect (pictured from surveillance camera), brandished a gun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money
Montclair Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Angel L. Roman confirmed at the scene that the robbery suspect was described as wearing a dark hoodie and a mask. A witness said he fled on foot towards Bloomfield Ave. The witness lost sight of the suspect, who was carrying a green bag, at Montague Place. The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, either white or Hispanic, thin, at least 5’8″ in height. Detective Roman then released a detailed description and photos:
On 04/22/2013 at 1423 hours, Montclair police responded to a Bank Robbery in progress. Actor above, described as thin and at least 5’8 in height, entered PNC on Park Street at Claremont Avenue and pointed the above handgun at the teller. He placed a green bag on the counter and demanded the tellers fill it with large bills. He threatened to shoot if they did not hurry and began counting backwards from thirty. He then grabbed bag and ran out of the bank. Witnesses observed the actor run south on Park Street onto the West side of the street. They lost sight of him as he approached Montague Place. The actor was described as wearing a black or dark grey hoody. Some witnesses described it as hunter green camouflage type color. Hood covered his head. He was wearing a mask runner’s use in cold weather. It covers face with only the eyes exposed. Undetermined amount of cash was stolen. Anyone with information contact the Montclair Police or the FBI at 973 792 3000.