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Authorities searching for Morris County bank robbery suspect

NETCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are looking for a suspect after a bank was robbed Friday morning in Netcong Borough, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On July 7, at around 10:12 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a bank robbery had occurred at the Fulton Bank, located at 9 Ledgewood Avenue, Carroll said.

The subsequent police investigation revealed that a male suspect entered the bank branch and demanded money. No weapon was displayed or threatened, Carroll said.

The suspect fled the bank with approximately $14,000 in cash, Carroll said.

The male suspect is believed to be white or Hispanic, in his 20’s or 30’s, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a blue surgical-style facemask. He was carrying a shoebox sized box, Carroll said.

The Netcong Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the New Jersey State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Netcong Police Department at 973-347-7700.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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