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Authorities Seeking Man Responsible for Manalapan Bank Robbery

Manalapan Township

Authorities have released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with an afternoon bank robbery in Manalapan.

According to authorities, at approximately 12:45 p.m. today, an unshaven white male, described as approximately 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighting approximately 185 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black knit hat and sunglasses entered the Sun National Bank located at 191 Plaza 9, in Manalapan Township (Route 9 southbound between Taylor’s Mills Rd. and Symmes Drive).

The subject indicated that he was in possession of a bomb and demanded money from the teller.

The suspect left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction, authorities said.

It is unknown if the suspect was actually in possession of any type of explosive device or other weapons.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the pictured suspect is asked to contact Detective Dominic Donatelli of the Manalapan Township Police Department at 732-446-4300; 732-446-8388; or Detective Pamela Ricciardi of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text "MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.