The Eatontown Memorial and the Vetter schools were placed on lockdown this morning as a precaution following a bank robbery in the area.
According to acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, police responded to the TD Bank on Wyckoff Road and Route 36 at approximately 9:22 a.m. for a reported bank robbery.
An armed man entered the bank and robbed it at gunpoint getting away with an undetermined amount of cash, according to police.
The suspect was described as a black male last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans and armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect was last seen fleeing toward Laurel Gardens Apartments on Laurel Place.
Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or who may have information about the robbery or suspect is asked to contact Eatontown Police Department at 732-389-7649.
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