A stretch of West River Road was blocked off nearly four hours Tuesday after a bomb threat at the Bank of America. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Two suspects are in police custody after allegedly threatening to blow up the Bank of America on River Road in Rumson Tuesday afternoon, Mayor John Ekdahl said.
The unidentified men, who are from Monmouth County, are being held at Rumson police headquarters until they are charged by the Prosecutor’s Office.
After a near four-hour lockdown of part of Rumson’s busy main road, a sweep conducted by the FBI showed there was no bomb in the building, Ekdahl said.
“The building is clear,” he said. “There’s no bombs in the bank.”
The Asbury Park Press reported Friday that two Long Branch men were arrested and charged for their alleged roles in a string of recent bank robberies featuring a hoodie-wearing thief.
Targets included financial institutions in Red Bank, Middletown, Eatontown and Rahway.
Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw told the Press that Christiano DeSouza-Pessoa, 25, is charged with four counts of second-degree robbery for the in-county robberies. More →
A hoodie-wearing bank robber believed to have struck financial institutions in Eatontown and Middletown in the past week is now being sought by police in Red Bank following a midday heist Monday.
Police say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses robbed Wachovia bank branch at Broad Street and East Bergen Place at about 1:30p.
He did not display a weapon, said Red Bank police Captain Darren McConnell. The robber fled with an undisclosed sum.
Police dogs couldn’t find him, but maybe one of our readers recognizes this guy who Middletown Police say robbed the Bank of America branch on Route 35 at Navesink River Road last Friday evening.