- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell Police notified the FBI and Essex County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning as they seek to locate a white male who reportedly stole $600 from the Lakeland Bank, located at 49 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
The bank robbery occurred at about 10:15am; although the suspect reportedly told bank officials he had a handgun, he did not show one.
The Sheriff's office K-9 Unit has responded and a perimeter has been set up around the area by mutually-aiding police units.
As of now they are seeking:
- White Man
- Checkered Shirt
- Tan hoodie
A resident near Erwin Place reported a very large police presence in the neighborhood, with several units driving up and down the block and the surrounding blocks.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office confirmed that the K-9 unit was still on scene as of noon.