Manchester Police searching for man who held-up Wells Fargo Bank
Manchester Police are hoping you recognize the man pictured on surveillance who is accused of holding up the Wells Fargo Bank on Route 530 Tuesday, demanded money and took off on foot.
Police received a call around 4:35 pm from the Wells Fargo Bank in the Whiting section.
While en route to the bank, responding officers learned that a man had entered the establishment, demanded money, and after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, fled the bank on foot.
Police officers were told that no weapon was displayed and that no force was used by the suspect during the robbery.
Numerous officers, who immediately responded to the area, cordoned off the bank and ensured that everyone was safe inside and the conducted a search of the area which included using police K-9s as well as the department’s drone.
These searches were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’0 tall with an average build.
He was said to be wearing a black mask, black gloves, sunglasses, a black baseball cap and a dark colored sweatshirt.
Assisting at the scene were crime scene detectives and sheriff’s officers from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office as well as Special Agents from the FBI’s Red Bank office.
The robbery is being investigated by Detective Richard Jupinka of the department’s Investigations Bureau with the assistance of Special Agents from the FBI.
Police are asking anyone who lives in the area of the bank review their home surveillance systems between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM to see if they may have captured the suspect passing by their property.
Additionally, the Manchester Township Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding this robbery contact the department at 732-657-6111.
Those who wish to report information anonymously may do so through our tip line located on our web page at http://manchesterpolicenj.com/investigations-bureau/tip-line.
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