Hanover Twp. bank robbery under investigation

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are actively investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Hanover Township, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy said in a news release.

At approximately 3:32 p.m., law enforcement received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the Chase Bank, located at 480 State Route 10 in Whippany.

The subsequent investigation has revealed that a male entered the bank branch and demanded money while in possession of a handgun. Various surveillance photographs from the interior of the bank have been obtained. The suspect can be further described as a white/light-skinned male, who was wearing a dark colored jacket, pants, and shoes, light colored gloves, dark sunglasses, and a dark hat. The suspect was carrying a handgun and a bag.

Upon exiting the bank, the male fled from the scene.

Numerous law enforcement agencies have responded and are currently investigating this incident, including the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of this male, is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Township of Hanover Police Department at 973-428-2512, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

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By: Jay Edwards
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(Photos Courtesy: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office)