Bank Robber Wields Claw Hammer, Cops Cuff Latin Kings in Top Bergen County News
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A man with a claw hammer robbed the Chase Bank on Saddle River Road just before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to an FBI statement.
The man, described as a 5-foot-7-inch black male with a thin-to-medium build and a thin goatee, entered the bank wielding a claw hammer, grabbed a bank employee and demanded another employee fill an envelope with cash, according to the FBI.
Two associates of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested after investigators nabbed them with a kilogram of cocaine bound for Englewood, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.
In an attempt to discover the identity of a man they believe tried to lure children into his car, Westwood Police set up roadblocks Thursday afternoon and Friday morning on Lafayette Avenue. Cops stopped drivers in their search for information about a luring incident Thursday morning, according to Police Chief Frank Regino.
Portions of a confidential Boy Scouts of America list kept for decades by the organization to document suspected molesters within their ranks were released earlier this week. Another batch of confidential "Ineligible Volunteer Files," some overlapping with the first set, is expected to be released Thursday on the order of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Two masked men who allegedly robbed a juvenile at knifepoint Wednesday night during a drug deal near the high school football field have been arrested, police said.
Jose J. Narvez, 18, and Antwain L. Steed, 19, both of Grunauer Place in Fair Lawn, were charged with first degree robbery and posession of 49 grams of marijuana, after police said they held up a 17-year-old Fair Lawn High School with whom they had arranged a meeting to buy drugs.