Police: Robbery reported at bank

On April 14, at approximately 1:35 p.m., there was a bank robbery at the PNC Bank located inside of the Stop and Shop supermarket on Denow Road in the Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center in Pennington.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s with a dark complexion, a hearty beard and full mustache. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket, a light colored shirt and a light colored baseball cap, and stands approximately 5’10” and weighs 165 pounds.

Hopewell Township police say they received a call reporting the robbery, but by the time they arrived, the suspect had already fled the bank with less than $1,500.

The bank teller, who was alone, reported the suspect approached him and handed him a note demanding money as well as stating that he was armed. At one point, the suspect partially displayed a weapon, which was hidden inside of his jacket and believed to be a semi-automatic handgun.

The teller complied with the note’s request, and gave him the cash, police said, and no vehicle was observed.

Some of the employees who work at Stop and Shop weren’t even aware that the robbery was taking place, report said.

Hopewell police are currently reviewing the store and bank video for any leads. Patrol Officer Sara Erwin and Detective Kevin Zorn are also investigating, in cooperation with the FBI.

If anyone has any information regarding the incident, contact Chief George C. Meyer at (609) 737-3100 or by emailing gmeyer@hopewelltwp.org.

PNC Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.