BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT CAUGHT IN PA.
An Eatontown man was arrested in Long Pond, Pa. on Saturday in connection with last week’s robbery of a Bank of America branch on Route 35 in Middletown, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Authorities are now waiting to see if Glenn Greenfield, 45, fights his extradition back to New Jersey. He’s scheduled to appear in district court in nearby Snydersville today, the Press says.
Meantime, they’re not saying what led them to the Poconos to arrest Greenfield, who was founded with 13 bags of heroin and charged with drug possession, the Press reports.
Investigators said Greenfield entered the bank shortly before noon Wednesday and showed a teller a note demanding money. No weapon was shown during the robbery, police said at the time. The bandit was initially reported to have escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
Witnesses were later able to describe a car the robber was alleged to have escaped in, prosecutors said.
If Greenfield waives extradition and agrees to return to New Jersey, he could be back in Monmouth County by Thursday afternoon, officials said. If not, an extradition process that could take as long as 90 days will begin, requiring New Jersey authorities to convince their counterparts in Pennsylvania that there is reason to believe Greenfield is the man who robbed the bank in Middletown, Pennsylvania prosecutors said.
A team of investigators from the Middletown Police, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI worked with the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department to coordinate the arrest, Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin said.
redbankgreen reported shortly after the robbery on the apprehension in Eatontown of another man in connection with the robbery, but Middletown police later expressed doubts that he was the suspect.