Camden County may have a serial bank robber

Wess Haubrich

Two banks inside grocery stores have been knocked over in a week

Investigators are looking for a man who robbed two banks inside supermarkets in Camden County within days of each other.

The latest bank job occurred around 7:00 PM at the PNC Bank inside a Shop Rite on Berlin-Cross Keys Road. A tall, gaunt, bald, and bearded white man with glasses and a shopping basket handed the teller a threatening note, demanding cash in specific denominations. He said he had a gun and would use it if the teller did not comply.

See a security camera picture of the suspect below.

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The bank robber.Surveillance footage.

The suspect was wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans. He fled in a dark Hyundai SUV in the Shop Rite’s parking lot.

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The dark Hyundai.Surveillance footage.

Three days before the PNC job, a man fitting the same description robbed the Citizens’ Bank inside an Acme Supermarket in Runnemede, New Jersey. Winslow Township to Runnemede Township is only about 23 minutes southeast.

This robbery was in the bank’s peak activity hour – specifically lunch – around 1:10 PM.

At the rate our unknown suspect is going, it is only a matter of time before another bank in this area of New Jersey is knocked over. He will only stop if he is incarcerated for other offenses, sick/injured, or dead. So, while we have only the two bank jobs so far (falling short of the three which are required to get the “serial” designation), we will see another if this offender is not stopped.

If you have any information on these robberies, investigators ask you to call Prosecutor’s Detective Michael Batista at 856-676-8175, or Winslow Township Detective Jeff Wyld at 609-567-0700, extension 0200. Tips can also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

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