YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A man who police said robbed an Englewood bank early this afternoon hopped out of the getaway car on Route 4 in Paramus and was caught hiding in a trash bin behind the Jennifer Convertibles store, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.
The getaway driver waited outside the Chase Bank branch on Grand Avenue during the holdup, just after 12:30 p.m.
Teaneck Police Detective Stephen Ramirez, who was working patrol for the day to assist with manpower demands, heard the bulletin after the pair fled, spotted the red Altima and stopped it on the westbound highway, Lt. Andrew McGurr told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Both occupants got out, and Ramirez took the driver into custody, McGurr said. He then broadcast a description of the fleeing suspect, who headed behind the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.
A short time later, Hackensack Police Sgt. Niles Malvasia and Officer Ralph Cavallo grabbed the accused robber after a brief struggle, city Police Director Michael Mordaga told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
An ambulance was called for the suspect, who had undetermined injuries, Mordaga said.
Meanwhile, the shopping center was closed off and Route 4 traffic was slowed to a crawl.
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