Police, FBI investigate Franklin Township bank robbery

  • Franklin Township
  • 03/11/2017
Police, FBI investigate Franklin Township bank robbery
SOMERVILLE- An investigation into Wednesday's bank robbery is continuing, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said.

Franklin Township Police responded to an alarm activation at the Chase Bank on Elizabeth Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township at 6 p.m.

Bank employees told police that a man approached a teller, handing them a note announcing the robbery while motioning toward his waistband as if he had a concealed weapon, authorities said.

He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency. A description of the suspect was broadcast to surrounding law enforcement agencies by the Somerset County Communications Center, Robertson said.

He is described as a dark skinned black male, approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall, with a muscular build, wearing a dark grey ski cap. Detectives have release a surveillance picture of the suspect, obtained from video footage.

Robertson said the robbery is under investigation by detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department and Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit with assistance from Special Agents from the FBI's Franklin Field Office.

Detectives are urging the public to report, but not approach, the suspect if they know who he is, or where he may be.

Anyone with information regarding the bank robbery 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 entering the access code "SOMERSETNJ," or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online atwww.888577tips.org orwww.scpo.net and click on either "Crime Stoppers" or "TIPS HOTLINE."

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.
  
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