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Authorities searching for Somerset County bank robbery suspect

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Authorities are looking for a suspect after a bank was robbed Monday afternoon in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On August 22, at around 2:08 p.m., police received a call that a robbery had occurred at the Chase bank, located on Route 27, in the Franklin Park section of the township, McDonald said.

It was reported that a male entered the bank demanding money from multiple bank tellers. The bank tellers ultimately turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and  he then fled the area on a motorcycle, McDonald said.

The male suspect was described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing black shoes, black pants, black shirt, black mask and a black motorcycle helmet and goggles, McDonald said.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Franklin Township Police Department are conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this bank robbery to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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