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Hightstown First Constitution Bank Robbed Thursday

This is the second bank robbery in the area this week.

The First Constitution Bank in Hightstown was robbed on Thursday afternoon, according to Hightstown police, and police are still searching for the culprit. 

The unknown man entered the bank, located at 140 Mercer Street, at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and handed a note to the bank teller which stated that he was armed with a handgun and demanded money, police said. The teller handed the man an undisclosed amount of money and he ran out of the bank in the direction of Stockton Street. A weapon was never shown during the incident and no employees or bank patrons were hurt, according to police. 

The robber has been described as a black man, in his late twenties, and approximately 5’10” to 6’2” in height and around 180 to 200 lbs. He was wearing a dark colored jacket and sweatpants with black and white striped sunglasses at the time of the robbery; he was also described as having a thin beard. 

Anyone with information on this incident may contact Detective Frank Jimenez of the Hightstown Police Department at 609-448-1234, ext. 538. 

This event comes on the heels of an East Windsor bank robbery that took place on Wednesday

Just Saying January 11, 2014 at 02:56 PM
2 bank robberies in 2 days in our area. Unbelievable! Do either of these 2 banks have security cameras? If so, then they need to release a picture of the suspect(s) to the public. Hopefully someone can help identify the person(s) involved. These are our towns and we need to help keep them safe
Richard Thornton January 12, 2014 at 06:42 AM
Why does "Patch" continuously post the same stories as though it is "news"? Staff reductions? Or maybe it is the amateurish nature of its reporting?

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