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Alleged Sovereign Bank Robber on the Loose

Man robbed bank on Monday afternoon

Police are searching for the man who robbed the Sovereign Bank in Long Branch on Monday afternoon, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a press release.

"The suspect, who smelled of paint fumes, walked into the Sovereign Bank branch located at 600 Broadway in Long Branch at 5:59 p.m. Monday demanding cash from a teller before fleeing the scene on foot," the release said. "The suspect spoke English with a Spanish accent."

He was described as a Hispanic male with an olive complexion, approximately 5'10" tall, weighing between 180 and 200 lbs. with a full black beard, wide nose and full lips, the release said. The suspect was wearing a Navy blue hoodie with paint specks and a Nike logo, a pair of gray sweatpants and was covered in dust.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Kim Leavy of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000 or Detective Ed Hennelly of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 6779

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