Toms River Looking For Bank Robbery Suspect

At 12 noon, the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note, demanding money

The bank robbery suspect is described as a white male, late 30s, approximately  5 feet 6 inches.
The bank robbery suspect is described as a white male, late 30s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches.

Toms River police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Sovereign Bank on Route 37 near Hooper Avenue Monday, police said.

At 12 noon, the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note, demanding money. No weapon was shown, police said.

The suspect then fled the bank towards Cedar Grove Road on foot, police said. 

The suspect is described as a white male, late 30s, approximately 5 foot 6 inchs, with a thin build.

The suspect was wearing a dark T-shirt, blue jeans, an unzipped sweatshirt and a dark-colored baseball cap.

The investigation is being conducted by the Toms River Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Bajada at 732-349-0150 ext 1241.


. July 29, 2013 at 06:48 PM
When are these banks going to smarten up and tell people they can't come in with sunglasses and a hat. This guy wearing a sweatshirt on an 85 degree day looks very suspicious. I know everyone is going to say they are violating someone's rights, but isn't it better to be safe than sorry. If you aren't guilty of anything you won't mind removing the hat and glasses. Years ago there was a guard in every bank. Maybe they need to bring that policy back. I'm sure they can all afford it for the safety of their employees.
grace July 29, 2013 at 06:55 PM
guard in every bank a good idea...and if stores post no shirt or shoes no service why not no sunglasses and or hats too
Martin July 29, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Caught on camera robbing the bank, but Patch still has to say "allegedly" !!!
Not a Fool July 29, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Eh...I hear Bruce Fugular is free. Maybe he wants a security job? Such right on straight up guy. This town blows. I want out of here. So glad my kids aren't in that shotty intermediate east anymore. Main Street is a big useless waste of space and opportunity for people to gather, get connected to the town, and bring in revenue. There could be pubs, cafe's, and places that actually stay open past noon and wait....what's this anybody ever think of the weekends? Like actually being able to shop and eat in cool places on a main street near the water?Maybe folks wont go around holding up banks because they will have jobs, and maybe less adults who have to actually drive as far as Red Bank or Long Branch to have a good time can have less risk on the road getting home instead of having to ake the parkway or 35 south at the end of a night.. white trash town. I swear it's cursed.
1 step @ a time July 29, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Smarten up? Lol ok? I was an employee of that branch our doors state "REMOVE HATS & SUNGLASSES" a couple of years ago someone came in with a motorcycle Helmit on ignoring the sign and when I asked politely to remove it the response was a gun to my chest. The request is there the enforcement is lack there of when someone wants to rob a place. I feel terrible for all the girls who had to witness this note or not! It's a shame that some people haven't a clue.
JFTR July 29, 2013 at 08:19 PM
@Not a Fool: A story about a guy robbing a bank causes you to go off on a diatribe about how much you hate where you live? Then move. Or make the best of reality. Your Welcome.
Laci July 29, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Waiting for the classic question. What did the note say?.......
DennyD July 29, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Smile! You're on Candid Camera.
proud July 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Why stop with the hats and glasses? No one should be allowed to enter any bank wearing any clothes at all. Identification would be a snap if needed. People remember those kind of things.
Scott July 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM
All banks should be "drive thru only"
TRres July 30, 2013 at 08:12 AM
I love how in this robbery its "a white male". But in the one just the other day it was just "a male" I'm completely offended! What we can only say what the nationality only if its a white person now???
suz July 30, 2013 at 08:28 AM
TRres...I so agree! Patch seems to have no problem posting when its a 'white male' but never post when a person is a black male, etc. Never posted that the person who tried to carjack the woman days ago was 'black'. Whats the story patch?
grace July 30, 2013 at 09:58 AM
o proud once again you crack me up!! lol i am all for naked banks..
proud July 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM
In that case, I look forward to waiting in line behind you.
rich July 30, 2013 at 02:45 PM
To @notafool Please take your Kids and Go I'm sure you can find food stamps somewhere,we surely don't need you here
Smot Revir July 30, 2013 at 08:07 PM
@ not a fool....Yes, you are!!
Smot Revir July 30, 2013 at 08:12 PM
A guy walks into a bank and asks the teller,"can you check my balance"? So she pushes him .
proud July 30, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Har har hardy har har!


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