Retired NJ sheriff’s officer accused of robbing bank

Posted at 6:47 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 06:58:02-04

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A retired sheriff’s officer is accused of robbing a bank in northern New Jersey, authorities said.

VENEZUELA-ECONOMY-DOLLARHarry Schnitzer, 70, of Parsippany, is held on $200,000 bail.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that Schnitzer entered the Santander Bank in Boonton on Wednesday, demanded money and threatened to get his gun. He ran away and was later caught, officials said.

Schnitzer was employed with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, where he retired as a lieutenant in 2002.

It’s not known if he has an attorney.