Nutley Police recover proceeds from recent bank robbery

Michael Evans


By Jeff Bahr

In a follow-up report to the November 5 bank robbery at TD Bank, 277 Franklin Ave., Nutley, Police Detective Anthony Montanari told The Observer that police have recovered “almost all proceeds stolen” during the robbery. Describing the recovered proceeds only as “considerable,” Montanari refrained from any specifics as to the actual dollar amount. Suspect Michael Evans is being held on $275,000 bail at the Essex County Jail.
According to Montanari, Nutley Police were able to fast-track this case compliments of the added assistance received by “several cooperating authorities,” and the “quick thinking and actions of TD Bank employees.”
Highlighting these combined efforts, Police Director Alphonse Petracco explained how the investigation went off like clockwork.
“The cooperation, communication and quick responses from the Nutley Police Patrol Division, to the Detective Division, Communication Control Center down to Newark Police, Essex County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigations could not have happened with any more precision than it did,” said Petracco.
Nutley police have now teamed up with Jersey City Police to determine if Evans was responsible for a similar TD Bank robbery that occurred in Jersey City on October 30, 2011.

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