Thursday, July 26, 2007

Middletown's Commerce Bank was robbed; man being sought



Prepared by Det. Lt. Joseph C. Capriotti

On Wednesday July 25, 2007 at approximately 1:38PM a branch of Commerce Bank located on Harmony Road in Middletown was robbed. The robber is described as a black male, stocky build, approximately 5’6”- 5’10” inches tall, wearing a baggy green and white striped shirt and dark colored baggy jean pants. After leaving the bank the actor was seen running north toward Bertha Road. A dark colored sport utility vehicle was seen leaving Bertha Road north on Harmony Road but it has not been determined if this vehicle is related to the robbery.

The actor approached the counter in the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. He fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was threatened or shown and no one was injured during the robbery.

Attached are two photographs of the suspect from the bank surveillance cameras.

The Middletown Township Police Department is asking anyone who may have seen this person or any suspicious vehicles near Commerce Bank is asked to call the Middletown Township Police Department at 732 615-2100. The Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and the Red Bank office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also involved in the investigation.

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