Hudson City Bank Robber Still at Large

Forked River bank was robbed by a white male at approximately 3 p.m. Monday, police Chief William Nally said.

A male who robbed the Hudson City Savings Bank on Monday is still at large, police Chief William Nally confirmed today.

“Several substantial leads are being followed,” Nally said. “I expect an arrest in connection with this robbery.”

The bank, located on South Main Street in Forked River, was robbed at 3 p.m. by a single white male who entered the lobby and demanded cash from the teller, Nally said. No weapon was displayed.

The suspect was described to be wearing blue jeans, a dark sweater or sweatshirt and a dark baseball cap. His face was partially covered by a scarf or an article of clothing, Nally said.

The male left the scene on foot, he said.

Police responded to the bank within minutes and searched the immediate area. The Ocean County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit also responded to assist in the search. The suspect has yet to be located, Nally said.

Kyle Marcell, an employee of AT&T, which is located next to the bank, said the suspect allegedly ran past the store. As a result of the robbery, the retail store had to close for approximately half an hour. Employees were questioned but did not witness the incident, Marcell said.

A search was conducted throughout the premises for a substantial time, said Tom Schi of Pan Asia, a Chinese and Japanese cuisine also located in the Lakeside Plaza. The restaurant remained open and operated as “normal,” he said.

Police left the scene just before 6 p.m. on Monday. Just after, bank employees also left. The bank typically closes at 3 p.m. on Mondays.

The employees declined to comment due to the investigation.

Members of Lacey’s detective bureau, the Ocean County Sheriff's Department Criminalistic's Investigation Unit and the FBI’s Red Bank office are assisting in the investigation.

Mr. Jenkins September 26, 2012 at 12:57 AM
A bank robber with no wepond, on foot and got away! Classic! Sounds like a comedy.
Joe September 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Uncle Moe is off his meds again !!
Forked River Mom September 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM
This is crazy! Does the bank have camera's outside as well? I think all banks should. That way they can tell if he had a getaway car parked somewhere in the lot or if he really did flee by foot. So sorry to the bank employees who had to deal with this, I can only imagine how traumatizing this was for them. I, for one, was petrified to let my kids out of the house on Monday after I heard about this. I live close to the scene. I thought they would have caught him by now, very scary.
ed crowley September 26, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Why have they not released the photos and video?
Nicholas Loffredo September 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Folks, police are searching for a suspect, and he's a local man: http://patch.com/A-ygQB


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