Hoboken police capture man who robbed $18,000 from local Bank of America


The Hoboken Police Department captured a man who robbed $18,000 from the local Bank of America as he attempted to flee on a PATH train.

The Bank of America in Hoboken. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 3:07 p.m., Hoboken police communications received a call that a man, later identified as Gunter Everton of New York, New York, entered the Bank of America at 2nd and Hudson Streets.

Shortly after his arrival, he placed a note stating “this is a robbery give me money” on the plastic barrier of the teller’s desk and left the bank with over $18,000.

A description of the actor was provided to all units, who were also informed that he was last seen walking south on Hudson Street from the bank. Police units converged on the south east section of the city and began searching for him.

Det. Ryan Houghton had proceeded to the PATH station where he checked the bus platform before ultimately heading to the underground train platform. Once there, he ordered the train operators to close their doors and halt their trains.

Upon entering and searching the 33rd Street train, Houghton located Gunter who matched the description and had “a large visible bulge from his waistband.”

Two NJ Transit police officers responded to assist Houghton and Gunter was secured, and after receiving positive confirmation via pictures and testimony, Houghton placed him under arrest.

Gunter was processed for robbery and transported to the Hudson County Corrections Facility, authorities said.

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