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Isaac Nesbit Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy FORT LEE PD

FORT LEE, N.J. (UPDATE) -- The FBI on Friday charged a Harlem man with robbing a Bank of New Jersey branch in Fort Lee seven weeks ago.



FORT LEE, N.J. -- Fort Lee police said they had a suspect in custody after the Bank of New Jersey was robbed early Friday afternoon for the second time in a little over a week.

Friday's robbery was of the West Street Branch.

The Palisade Avenue branch was robbed of $50,000 on Jan. 12 by a man who authorities said jumped the counter with a large knife. Fort Lee police and the FBI arrested a suspect the following day.

Fort Lee police captured Isaac Nesbit, 29, of Harlem moments after they said he robbed a local bank and then tried to elude them by running across 14 lanes of a George Washington Bridge approach full of traffic Friday.

Nesbit passed a threatening note to a teller at the bank just before noon and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

An alert was issued and uniformed officers responded along with members of the Emergency Services Units, Sgt. Sean Peppard said.

Moments later, Detective Brian Cullen spotted Nesbit walking on Center Avenue in the area of the George Washington Bridge, Peppard said.

Nesbit took off when he and Traffic Officer Michael Bialoblocki approached, running across the highway, the sergeant said.

Seeing the action, Police Officer Dillon Turner grabbed him at the eastbound bus stop to the bridge.

Police recovered the stolen money and contacted the FBI, Peppard said.

Port Authority police officers assisted, he said.

Nesbit was being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with robbery, making terroristic threats and obstruction.

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