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Authorities Investigate Bank Robbery in Franklin Township

Franklin Township (Somerset)

Somerset County officials announced an investigation into a bank robbery that occurred in the area of Route 27 in Franklin Township on the afternoon of Monday, August 22.

Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald stated that on August 22, at approximately 2:08 p.m., Franklin Township Police Department received a call that a robbery had occurred at the Chase bank located on Route 27, Franklin Park.

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 to the male based on his demands and he subsequently fled the store on a motorcycle.  

According to Prosecutor McDonald, the male suspect was described as approximately 5’6”, wearing black shoes, black pants, a black shirt, a black mask and a black motorcycle helmet and goggles.    

Franklin Township Police Department officers responded to the scene and canvassed the area in search of the suspect.  

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, along with detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.    

Somerset County officials request 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. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.