Arrest made in carjacking and robbery at Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank located at 87 Ridgedale Avenue, Morristown

MORRISTOWN — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Morristown Bureau of Police Chief Peter Demnitz announce the arrest of Michael Conway, 37, Morristown, on charges related to a robbery and carjacking that occurred during the early evening hours of January 3, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 87 Ridgedale Avenue, Morristown.

On January 3, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m., law enforcement was notified of a robbery that had occurred at the outdoor ATM of Wells Fargo Bank located on Ridgedale Avenue.  The suspect allegedly approached the victim on foot, demanded cash from the victim, and stated that he had a gun.  After receiving an amount of cash from the victim, the suspect fled from the scene in the victim’s vehicle.  The vehicle was subsequently recovered.

As a result of an investigation by law enforcement, Conway was taken into custody by detectives with the Morristown Bureau of Police on January 4, 2018.

Conway was charged with one count of Carjacking, a crime of the first degree, one count of Robbery, a crime of the first degree, and one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a crime of the third degree.  Conway was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility on a warrant-complaint in accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

The Morristown Bureau of Police was the lead investigative agency in this matter.  They were assisted by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section, and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

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