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Police Searching For Robber Who Pulled Gun At Toms River Bank

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The suspect in a Feb. 5 bank robbery pulls a gun on a bank teller in Toms River. (Photo: TRPD)
The suspect in a Feb. 5 bank robbery pulls a gun on a bank teller in Toms River. (Photo: TRPD)

Toms River police are on the hunt for a bank robber who they say pulled a gun on a teller at a PNC Bank branch in Toms River.

The robber, described as a white male wearing a long, black coat, entered the PNC Bank located at 9 Wrangle Brook Drive at about 10:05 a.m. Thursday morning, police said.

The vehicle used in a bank robbery in Toms River, Feb. 5, 2015. (Photo: TRPD)
The vehicle used in a bank robbery in Toms River, Feb. 5, 2015. (Photo: TRPD)

He then displayed a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money, according to police spokesman Ralph Stocco.  After taking an undetermined amount of cash he fled out of the main doors, entered a small, black sports utility vehicle with light window tint and fled east on Route 37.

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The vehicle had out of state license plates, Stocco said.

The man suspected is being described as standing between 5’7” and 5’8” tall, with black hair and wearing a button down blue shirt under his coat. He is also wearing a large ring on his left hand.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Thomas Grosse at 732-349-0150, extension 1263. Grosse is being assisted by The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit in his investigation, Stocco said.