Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bedminster Township Chief of Police Karl M. Rock announce the arrest of Jeffrey E. Wolfman, 32, Milltown.
Prosecutor Robertson states that on June 13, 2018, a 9-1-1 call was received that a robbery had occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank located in the Pottersville section of the Township of Bedminster.
Police say it was reported that a male entered the bank demanding money from the bank teller. The bank teller ultimately turned over cash to the man based on his demands, and he subsequently fled the store on foot.
Bedminster Police Department officers responded to the scene and canvassed the area in search of the suspect. Witnesses stated they observed defendant Wolfman on a nearby side street removing his outer garments of clothing while dropping U.S. currency on the ground. The witnesses then observed defendant Wolfman walk back in the direction that he traveled.
Responding Bedminster Police Officers subsequently observed defendant Wolfman walking away from the side street carrying outer garments in his hands which matched the description provided by a bank employee. Bedminster Police Officers approached defendant Wolfman, and upon speaking to him, defendant Wolfman dropped a quantity of U.S. currency onto the ground which was recovered as suspected proceeds from the bank robbery authorities say.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) responded to assist in the bank robbery investigation.
Defendant Wolfman was taken into custody and subsequently arrested and charged with second degree Robbery and lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.