Police Arrest Man Suspected in Bank of America Robbery

Man is allegedly responsible for Maplewood armed robbery in December.


The Maplewood Police Detective Bureau announced on Tuesday the arrest of a man suspected in the robbery of the Bank of America on Maplewood Ave. last December, according to Sgt. Christopher Black.

Thirty-one-year-old Grady Louissaint of Irvington was arrested by Orange Police on unrelated charges on Sunday, said Black, and then held on the Maplewood warrant.

In the December 22 incident, Louissaint allegedly passed the teller a note stating he had a gun and instructed the teller to place money from her drawer into a plastic bag. The amount of money totaled around $1,100.  

Several days after the robbery, the Maplewood Police released photos of the suspect from the bank's surveillance camera. The Maplewood Police Detective Bureau, with help from the Irvington police and other agencies, identified Louissaint as the man in the photos, said Black. Detective Ray Rosania issued a warrant for Louissaint's arrest, leading to his arrest by Orange police Tuesday, Black said.

Louissaint is currently being held at Essex County Jail with a bail of $150,000, said Black.

Mary Ann Uschak April 10, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Isn't that the old Maplewood Bank & Trust Company building? How scary and brazen!!
LionessMe April 10, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Good Job! One idiot down, One to go -- Now get the IDIOT that shot that store owner on Prospect.
Ellen Cusack April 10, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Yes it was the old Maplewood Bank & Trust company. My mom used to work there so many years ago when I was a kid. It is brazen especially since the police patrol that area by car and on foot.


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