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Machete-Wielding Bandit Robs Fort Lee Bank Of $50G, Source Says

Bank of New Jersey, Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee
Bank of New Jersey, Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee Photo Credit: COURTESY: BONJ.net

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A robber armed with a machete jumped the counter at a Fort Lee bank Thursday afternoon and made off with nearly $50,000, a source with knowledge of the holdup told Daily Voice.

The robber hit the Bank of New Jersey branch on Palisade Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday, the source said.

The area was temporarily closed to traffic and the bank remained on lockdown for at least three more hours while FBI agents continued investigated.

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