The Bayonne Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI, arrested a Jersey City man who backed out of robbing a Valley National Bank last week, opting to try and open an account, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Edison Greene, 43, of Jersey City, was arrested for robbery yesterday around 7:50 a.m. in conjunction to an incident that occurred on July 27th, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
Greene was apprehended by Bayonne police detectives and members of the FBI Fugitive Task Force, officials said.
Back on July 27th, Greene walked into the Valley National Bank on 522 Broadway shortly after 2 p.m. and passed a note to the teller demanding that she give him “all the money,” police said.
However, Greene allegedly grabbed the note back as the teller was reading it, and instead, decided he would try and open an account, police said.
The man was met by another employee at the bank’s customer service platform, but he didn’t have the proper identification to open an account, officials said.
He went to another bank employee, while the teller informed the customer service representative of his note, authorities said.
The customer service representative then confronted Greene and escorted him out of the bank. Police and bank security were notified, but Greene fled the area, police said.