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FBI offers reward for Morris County bank robber

MOUNTAIN LAKES BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) —The Newark FBI, Mountain Lakes Borough Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Mountain Lakes Borough.

FBI agents have a federal arrest warrant for Tony Winst, 46, for allegedly robbing the PNC Bank, located at 425 Boulevard in Mountain Lakes Borough, on Nov. 17, 2023.

Winst allegedly went into the bank, demanded money, and threatened that he had a weapon. He then ran away from the bank into the woods. No one was hurt during the robbery, officials said.

Winst is described as bald, with tattoos on both hands and had teardrop tattoos at the corner of each eye that have been removed. He’s 6 feet tall, and 200 pounds, authorities said.

Winst is known to have connections to Elizabeth and Newark, New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA. He also goes by the aliases “Tony Miller” and “Tony Tailor.” He has been known to use taxis to travel, officials siad.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery, or Winst’s whereabouts, is asked to call the Newark FBI at 973-792-3000, or 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit a tip online at

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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