Police Seek Help In Identifying Alleged Township Bank Robber

Police say this man robbed an Elizabeth Avenue bank Nov. 1 of an undisclosed amount of money, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying him. (Photo: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.)

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing an Elizabeth Avenue bank on Nov. 1.

Township police responded to an alarm activation at the Chase Bank at about 6 p.m., according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Bank employees told police that a man handed a bank teller a note announcing the robbery, and then pointed to his waistband as though he were carrying a concealed weapon.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the press release.

The man is described as being dark-skinned, muscular, about 6’2″ and wearing a dark grey ski cap.

Police are advising the public to not approach the man if he is seen, but to notify authorities.

The robbery is being investigated by detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Franklin Field Office.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery is is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533, FBI Franklin Field Office at (908) 231-2800, or via the STOPit app by downloading STOPit to your smart phone at Google Play or the Apple Store and enter the access code “SOMERSETNJ”, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.


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