Police investigate attempted bank robbery in Stafford Township

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (WPVI) -- Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in Stafford Township.

The Stafford Township Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at 3:20 p.m. Friday at the Wells Fargo Bank located on Route 72 East in Manahawkin.

An investigation revealed that a male subject wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black aviator sunglasses entered the bank and began writing what appeared to be a note at the bank slipping counter.

Bank tellers demanded the man remove his sunglasses and hood, at which time he fled the bank with the note and ran west through a Shoprite parking lot.

Police believe this is the same subject involved in a Chase Bank robbery that occurred on January 18.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Detective Drew Smith at 609-597-1189 Extension 8435.


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