Camden County Police Seek Suspect in New Jersey Bank Robberies
Authorities believe that the same man who committed multiple bank robberies in Camden County and Morris County NJ has now struck two banks in Pennsylvania.
The suspect allegedly robbed four banks in New Jersey, including three banks located in Camden County and one bank located in Morris County. The first robbery reportedly occurred on August 31 in Gloucester Township, NJ. The suspect also allegedly committed robberies at a TD Bank in Rockaway Township NJ, a TD Bank in Bellmawr, and a BB&T Bank in Lawnside, New Jersey.
Now law enforcement thinks that the suspect committed at least one other robbery at the First National Bank of Newton in Langhorne, PA. Langhorne is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, not all that far from Camden County, New Jersey.
Not long after allegedly robbing the first bank in Pennsylvania, the suspect allegedly robbed another bank in PA. This time, the suspect reportedly held up the First National Bank in Exeter Township, PA. According to authorities, the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and threatened to fire a handgun unless the bank employee handed over cash.
Police officers arrived at the scene shortly after the suspect left and gave pursuit, but he was able to elude police and escape.
Thankfully, no one sustained injuries during any of the bank robberies.
While investigating the Pennsylvania bank robberies, Exeter Township police in determined that the suspect is likely the same person who committed similar robberies in New Jersey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now overseeing the investigation into the bank robberies, particularly as the suspect appears to have crossed state lines to commit the theft crimes.
An arrest warrant has already been issued out of Camden County NJ for the suspect’s arrest. Law enforcement indicated that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous, so anyone who sees him should immediately contact the police and alert authorities.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he would likely face criminal charges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The suspect would also probably be subject to federal criminal charges.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again in Pennsylvania, FBI Says.”
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