MOUNTAIN LAKES — Initial statements indicate that PNC Bank, located at 425 Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, was the target of a robbery at approximately 11:15 a.m.
An officer involved in the investigation reported, “The alarm was triggered, and upon their arrival, the suspect was still inside, with a weapon. They used the loudspeaker to instruct him to exit with his hands raised, but he fled into the nearby woods.”
The area was on lockdown. Search and SWAT teams were in the woods along with a New Jersey State Police Helicopter.
“There was no one injured or hurt during the incident, nor was there any weapon involved. One bank employee received medical attention for an unrelated condition. At this time, there is no threat or danger to the public and the investigation is currently ongoing by our agency with the support of assisting agencies Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and the FBI,” commented Mountain Lakes Police Department.