Reward offered for Bridgewater bank robbery suspect

BRIDGEWATER - Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person who robbed the Finderne branch office of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on Jan. 30, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael...

Reward offered for Bridgewater bank robbery suspect

BRIDGEWATER - Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person who robbed the Finderne branch office of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on Jan. 30, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news release on Monday.

Police are offering a reward for the capture of this man suspected of robbing a Bridgewater bank. (Somerset County Prosecutor's Office) 

At approximately 3 p.m., township police responded to an alarm activation at the bank, located on East Main Street in the Finderne section of the township.

At the scene, responding officers met with bank employees who reported that a man approached a bank teller and handed them a note announcing the robbery.

Employees gave him an undisclosed amount of money and he fled on foot, the release stated.

The man has been described as white or Hispanic, approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall to 5-feet, 10-inches tall, wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored Nike hooded sweatshirt, ski mask and red shoes. He was last seen fleeing in the direction of Finderne Avenue, according to the release.

Detectives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, Bridgewater police, Franklin Township field office, K-9 Units from Warren Township and the Bound Brook Police Department also responded to assist in the investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the bank robbery to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, the Bridgewater Township Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at 877-660-4636, FBI Franklin Field Office at 908-231-2800 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-8477 or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either "Crime Stoppers" or "TIPS HOTLINE."

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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