Harrison police seek bank robbery suspect


Police are seeking a man who pulled off a bank robbery in Harrison last Wednesday.

Harrison Police Det. Sgt. Dave Doyle said the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. at the Kearny Bank, 534 Harrison Ave.

Doyle said the suspect walked in the bank’s front entrance, presented a teller with a note — apparently written in the bank – demanding cash, warning the teller that he had a gun.

After the teller handed him approximately $1,300 in cash, the suspect instructed the teller to return the note – which she did – according to Doyle.

The suspect then left the bank through the front entrance, Doyle said.

Doyle said that workers in the area reported seeing a cream-colored SUV exit the bank parking lot from the entrance driveway but it could not be confirmed that the suspect was in the vehicle.

Images of the suspect were captured on the bank’s closed circuit video.

The suspect was described as black, about 6-foot-3, with a full beard and wearing a navy blue baseball cap, light blue, longsleeved dress shirt (untucked), blue jeans and dark shoes.

— Ron Leir 

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