Bail Reduction Denied for Former Cop, Parsippany Man Accused of Bank Robbery

Harry Schnitzer continues to stay in Morris County Correctional Facility on $200K bail with no 10-percent option.

A Parsippany man accused of robbing a Boonton bank last week won’t have his bail lowered from $200,000, a judge ruled Monday.

According to nj.com, Harry Schnitzer’s request to have his bail lowered was denied in part because of his previous criminal history.

Schnitzer, 70, is a retired Essex County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant and is accused of robbing a Santander Bank on Wednesday, April 30 before fleeing on foot. He is charged with first-degree robbery.

Schnitzer was charged with robbing a Valley National Bank in Livingston in 2005, the report said, and was convicted of that crime in court. He was sentenced to five years in prison and was released in 2009.

The Parsippany man is currently living in a motel on Route 46, the report said.

During the bail hearing Schnitzer said he expects to request a probable hearing cause, citing “extenuating circumstances due to my mental health,” the report said


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