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Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed by Brick PD Near Shopping Center

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Howard Altman (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Howard Altman (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

The suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning on East Kennedy Boulevard in Lakewood was apprehended by Brick police officers near a township shopping plaza soon afterward, police said.

Howard Altman, 46, of Point Pleasant, was arrested in the robbery of the Fulton Bank branch at 10:25 a.m. Monday morning, according to Lakewood police.

As police personnel from both Lakewood and Brick began to “flood the area,” police said, Officer Michael Mooney Jr. of Lakewood PD as well as Sgt. David Bedrosian and Officer Mark Storch of Brick PD observed the suspect’s vehicle entering the intersection of Route 88 and Lanes Mill Road.

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The officers, with the assistance of other arriving officers from Brick and Lakewood, conducted a motor vehicle stop as the suspect approached the Dorado commuter parking lot, a statement from Lakewood police said. Altman was transported back to the Lakewood Police Department without incident after he was taken into custody.

The investigation into the robbery, conducted by Det. Peter Aakjer and Officer Nathaniel Reyes, resulted in charges against Altman for the armed robbery and theft. Bail was set by Judge Scott Basen in the amount of $85,000 cash.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit, Lakewood police said.

A photo of Altman was not available.


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  • Frank Rizzo

    Point pleasant has so many drug addicts living there. Thank you Brick Pd for your good work.

    • Trevor

      that must be where you live, drugs would explain the nonsense you come up with.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Trevor we can tell by your post that you are young and immature. I am sorry to be the one who breaks it to you that Point Pleasant was never the town you thought it was all these years and that drugs are all over your community. It is a town in decline.

    • Trevor

      and for the record Point and Beach are beautiful towns that aren’t full of drug addicts. I was unaware that Maple Leaf was in Point? Shut your mouth and get a clue.