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Feds: Clifton Serial Bank Robber Captured

Quentin Morales
Quentin Morales Photo Credit: COURTESY: FBI

CLIFTON, N.J. -- Hours after the FBI posted a reward for his capture, state parole officers arrested a Passaic County man wanted in the robberies of a Clifton bank and several others the past six weeks, federal authorities confirmed Thursday.

Quentin Morales, 25, worn "some form of dark hat or head covering, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, black or orange sunglasses, and/or what appeared to be prescription glasses" during the holdups, the FBI said Tuesday.

He also used a demand note each time, the bureau said.

During the July 13 Wells Fargo branch robbery in Clifton, the note said: “You are being robbed. Give me all your large bills. No alarms. No dye packs. You got 10 seconds,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Thursday.

At least twice, "Morales said he had a gun and urged bank tellers to hurry," Fishman said.

All but one of the robberies has occurred between noon ant 2 p.m. at the Clifton Wells Fargo branch on Main Avenue and at:

  • A Wells Fargo branch on Passaic Avenue in Kearny on June 24;
  • A Capital One branch on South Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth on June 27;
  • A Wells Fargo on Boulevard in Kenilworth on June 30;
  • A Wells Fargo on North Wood Avenue in Linden on July 6;
  • A Wells Fargo on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union on June 25.

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