Masked Man Robs Parsippany Bank at Gunpoint, Prosecutor Says
Though it is the fifth bank robbery in the county since July, the description does not match others.
Another bank robbery has taken place in Morris County and Parsippany, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
A man described as black, between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet tall and approximately 220 pounds allegedly brandished a handgun during the incident at Provident Bank on Smith Road at 9:25 a.m., the prosecutor's office said. They also said the man was described as wearing a ski mask, gloves, a jacket, jogging style pants and black sneakers.
This is the fifth bank robbery in Morris County since July, although the description reported does not mach the other four. Before Monday's robbery, the latest was in Lincoln Park on Thursday.
The Morris County Prosecutor's Office said the Thursday robbery may be connected to the other three bank robberies, including the robbery of another Lincoln Park bank on Aug. 10, another in Parsippany and one in Mount Olive, both in July. Those robberies all included a man wearing a hat, authorities said.
The description given on Thursday by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office was of a white male in his 20s or 30s between 6-foot and 6-foot-2 tall. He was also described as wearing a straw cowboy hat, olive green blazer, white dress shirt, dark-colored pants and black Nike shoes. Authorities also said he was wearing eyeglasses and may have been operating a black two-door vehicle.
The office's Major Crimes Unit, the Parsippany Police Department, Morris County Sheriff's Office and the FBI reported to the scene to investigate. The bank is located at 401 Smith Road.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.