According to a media release approved by Capt. Steven Boyd of the Monroe Twp Police Department, The Newfield National Bank located at 320 S Main St, Williamstown, NJ was robbed by an unknown person on March 2, 2017. The suspect was not reported to be armed, and fled the scene on foot heading south on Main Street with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no customers inside the building at the time of the incident, and there were no reported injuries. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, in his thirties with facial hair. He was reported to be wearing a black jacket, a grey colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and black and purple gloves. No still or video imaging from security cameras in the bank have been released as of yet. A manhunt is underway.
Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Detective Lee Harris at 856-728-9800 ext 241
The robbery was reported at 11:46 am and Monroe Township schools were in a Shelter in Place until they received the all-clear at approximately 12:20 PM from the Monroe Township Police Department. The order was issued by School Resource Officer Joe Clidy around 11:50 AM. All six schools were affected.
“A Shelter in Place is different from a Lock-down, a Lock-down is ordered when a dangerous element is on the premises” Charles Earling said. “I was actually in the middle school when the order came down. There was no panic from school officials or students. It all went perfectly and smooth. This is why we drill these”.