Update: Santander Bank on Route 10 robbed

Detective Joseph Puzo walks from the Santander Bank after the robbery on Thursday

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police, Denville Police, Morris Plains Police, Morris County Prosecutors Office and Morris County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene investigating a bank robbery. Early reports indicate Santander Bank, 1980 Route 10, Parsippany was robbed at gun point at approximately 3:45 p.m. by a suspect wearing a hard hat, vest and glasses. The suspect fled on foot.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police referred questions regarding the investigation to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, but sources confirmed that a robbery took place.

On Monday, December 23, 2013 at approximately 1:32 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Santander Bank located at 239 Littleton Road, Parsippany.  The suspect fled from the scene and was later captured and arrested. Newark residents Avery Spotswood and Quiama Harris were charged with the robbery.

In August 2012, nearby Provident Bank. 401 Smith Road was robbed at gun point, and the robber is still at large. The robber made off with a large sum of money, although bank officials would not comment on the exact amount.

Indus American Bank, was robbed July 20, 2012, and that robber was caught. On September 5, 2012 the PNC Bank on Route 46 was robbed and the robber was caught a few hours later in Secaucus. Stephen L. Smith, 29, of Brooklyn was charged with robbery and theft

On March 6, 2017 the Lake Hiawatha branch of TD Bank, 435 North Beverwcyk Road was robbed on Monday afternoon, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Gabriel Reyes, 25, Washington Township, Morris County, was arrested later and charged with the Robbery of TD Bank.

Santander Bank (formerly Sovereign Bank) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the bank—whose principal market is in the Northeastern United States—has more than $77 billion in assets, operates 723 retail banking offices, over 2,300 ATMs (including 1,100 in CVS pharmacies throughout the Northeast and employs approximately 9,000 people.

Santander offers an array of financial services and products including retail banking, mortgages, corporate banking, cash management, credit card, capital markets, trust and wealth management, and insurance.

Sovereign Bank was rebranded as Santander Bank on October 17, 2013; the stadium, arena, and performing arts center for which it has naming rights were also rebranded.