Investigators now have doubts that a one-armed man taken into custody as a suspect in a Middletown bank robbery late this morning is the guy they’re looking for.


“We had a car pulled over, but we’re not sure if the person in the car was involved” in the robbery of the Bank America branch on Route 35 at Navesink River Road, Middletown Police Lt. Joe Capriotti tells redbankgreen.

The man taken into custody in Eatontown is being held in Middletown on an unrelated warrant, Capriotti says. And the investigation is continuing, he says.

In the robbery, reported at 11:50a, a suspect handed a bank employee a note and did not display a weapon. He got away with an unknown amount of cash, and no one was injured, Capriotti says.

Red Bank police were involved in the search for the car that was reported to have been involved in the crime and were on the scene in Eatontown when the vehicle was stopped shortly after noon.