Toms River Police have confirmed a bank robbery after 2 p.m. today at a Wells Fargo bank. The bank is a self-standing building located within the Tri-City Plaza parking lot, near the intersection of Routes 70 and 9.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the suspect handed a note to a teller announcing a robbery and obtained an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing towards Rt. 9.
The suspect did not display a weapon during the robbery, according to police. Additionally, there were no injuries to the eight employees and four customers who were in the bank at the time of the incident.
Police are searching for the suspect described as a black male, around 40-years-old, and approximately 5'8". He was seen wearing a blue canvass hat, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Sheriff, K-9, and police vehicles were on scene throughout the afternoon. Police have not confirmed any other details.
This is the second robbery at a Wells Fargo bank in Toms River this week. A was robbed around 2:30 p.m. June 23, and the suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. Police are still searching for the robber.
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