by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
CALDWELL, NJ - Police from Caldwell, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell are seeking an individual wanted for a possible armed robbery which occurred around noon, today. As of 12:53pm, the male was last seen on the second deck of the Caldwell Community Center parking lot.
According to Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno, the department received a call at 12:06pm regarding an armed robbery that took place in the Caldwell Community Center Parking Lot. Police met with the victim who gave a full description of the suspect. The suspect reportedly displayed a silver handgun and told the victim to give him everything he had. The victim turned over his wallet and cell phone. He was told to "go about his business" and walked away from the black male and walked in
directly to Borough Hall where the incident was reported. The victim was not physically harmed during the robbery.
If anyone witnessed anything or has any information to share please contact the Caldwell Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-226-2602.
Area schools have experienced lockdowns and area grammar schools that have noon / early dismissals both have police standing by. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools did not have a lockdown.
Reportedly the following schools were on lockdown: