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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.


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  • JW P

    It’s 2015- they’ve got cameras dude. People this dumb shouldn’t be allowed to breed and screw up the gene pool.

  • Trevor

    At least they have a decent picture this time so maybe he will actually be caught..

    • Andy Pat

      Mark my words: He will be caught.

      • Trevor

        Read my lips: No new taxes.

  • Mac

    from the headlines reporting bank robberies over the past couple of years, it’s probably wisest for those that bank in this area to bank online

    • JW P

      The bank is insured. These guys never take people’s deposits anyway- they take the bank’s money.

      • Mac

        some truth here but never say never – remember, they do take hostages when things go astray

      • JW P

        Yeah, but those are the guys who don’t get away with nothing anyway. Ever seen Dog Day Afternoon? The banks here are gonna get your money anyway, but they usually charge for the on-line services for some BS reason which is why I don’t do online too much. When I lived in Australia and Britain, they actually encouraged you to only do on-line and they even did away with all checks there because of electronic deposits. We are a little behind the times in third world America.

      • Mac

        if I were a hostage, I’d be happy if they just got away from me, money or no money – and while we may or may not be a third world country in banking transactions, we are holding our own in bank robbing with little to no problems – some of the robberies are by people who actually aren’t bankers

      • JW P

        Good point. Although I’m not sure these bank robbers are making off with anything but chump change these days. They might be feeling the middle class squeeze like the rest of us :/

      • Mac

        the robbers perhaps, definitely not the banks – however, with the policies in place today, robbing a bank isn’t worth the return

      • Frank Rizzo

        The Government is the “Insurer”…They are taking our money.

      • JW P

        The banks pay into the FDIC for insurance. The government has a monopoly on the insurance, but it isn’t ‘our’ money’ at all.

      • Frank Rizzo

        What part of Government works well. What part of it does not have any fraud or waste. It’s my money that guarantees these banks if there is not enough in that fund.

      • JW P

        The government and the FDIC in particular works pretty well by my estimate, especially since the socialistic reforms of the Franklin Roosevelt. Only looney anti-government Archie Bunkers like you need to take every chance you get to whine endlessly about how much you irrationally hate the government 🙁