Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • November 4, 2009 Wyckoff Bank teller foils robbery bid with a shrug by John Koster A Wyckoff bank teller foiled an attempted bank robbery when he shrugged off a would-be robber’s police request for $1,000 with a silent gesture of dismissal, and no money. Just before 10 a.m. on Oct. 24, Wyckoff police officers responded to Hudson City Savings Bank at 261 Godwin Avenue on an activated panic alarm. Shortly afterward, police received a 911 call directly from bank personnel advising that an attempted bank robbery had taken place. Responding officers determined that a white or lightskinned Hispanic male with a mustache, wearing a red baseball cap with a white logo on the front, and a red and black striped shirt, entered the bank through the front door and approached a teller. Surveillance photo showing the bank robbery suspect. Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “To avoid freezing, be sure to turn off and drain water supply lines to outdoor faucets, especially those that run through unheated garages and crawl spaces.” Billy Says... Wyckoff’s governing body recently learned that the township has received a $130,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the resurfacing on Monroe Avenue. The township introduced an ordinance, as provided by law, to authorize the contract with the State of New Jersey that allows Wyckoff to use the state grant. The township will be pay for the engineering design and construction Monroe Avenue to be resurfaced The individual passed a hand-written note to the teller that stated, “Please give me $1,000 or whatever you have in the drawer.” The teller simply shrugged his shoulders after reading the note and the bank robber turned and walked out of the bank through the front door. The area was checked with the assistance of the Bergen County Police canine squad, and the crime scene was processed with the assistance of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department’s criminal investigation unit. A citizen who heard about the robbery attempt contacted the Wyckoff Police Department and said he had seen a man answering the description of the would-be robber at the TD Bank on Wyckoff Avenue in Mahwah near the Wyckoff border about 10 minutes before the Hudson City incident. A review of security tapes produced a photograph of the man entering the Mahwah bank at 9:47 a.m. The man (continued on page 25) inspection from Wyckoff’s general improvement fund. The work on Monroe Avenue is expected to start in July of 2010 while school is out and should be completed by the end of summer vacation. The Trust Fund Grants are restricted to heavily traveled municipal roads, including those that connect two county roads or two municipalities. New Jersey bus routes are also (continued on page 19) Like the idea and philosophy behind acupuncture but are scared of needles? Why not try Tuina Massage. Let us Gift Certificates help you relax, replenish, and rejuvenate. Available All Come on in and get your 20% off with this coupon! 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 WELLNESS CENTER ������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������ A Neighborhood Massage Therapy Preview Christmas Hamilton Square Shopping Center 140 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick • 201-251-7577 S easons ... ����������������������������������������������������� ������������������� SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! • EDUCATED - MA in exercise science • CERTIFIED - ACSM, NASM, Post Rehab Specialist, MAT Specialist �������������������������� ����������������������������������� Sheila Keane Midland Park Matters A Publication of The Midland Park Chamber of Commerce A Special Supplement to The Villadom TIMES 11-4-09 mike/janine AllSeasonsPreViewChristmas2x2(11-4-09) 2 x 2” • EXPERIENCED - 15 years one-to-one personal training • QUALIFIED - to work with geriatric, bariatric, Parkinson’s as well as weight loss, fitness and wellness In your home or comfortable, private training facility This feature, published periodically throughout the year, contains items of interest pertaining to Midland Park and its Chamber of Commerce, along with your advertising message. This is a quality opportunity to promote your business, and encourage local consumers to fill their holiday gift lists in Midland Park. Offering Muscle Activation Techniques ������������������������������������� Keane Fit & Wellness Ridgewood Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, November 4th Call The Villadom TIMES today to launch a successful holiday ad campaign. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 201-652-0744 Holiday Edition: 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183