UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in bank robbery

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Anyone with information urged to call Safe Line.

By The Staff

Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who robbed the Elmhurst Plaza Citizens Bank & Trust at gunpoint Saturday morning.


According to police, an about 6-foot-tall white male wearing a dark blue hooded jacket and black mask walked into the bank at about 9:45 a.m. brandishing a small handgun and demanded money.

Security camera footage shows the man pointing the gun at a bank employee at 9:47 and then leaving the bank with a bag in his hands about 30 seconds later.

No one was injured during the robbery. The man fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, said Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, crossing Broadway and moving southeast.

No witnesses have come forward saying they saw the man once he fled, Thompson said.

"Anyone in Elmhurst Plaza that even remotely thinks they saw anything, I would urge them to call us," she said.

Thompson said that while the man entered the bank alone, it is uncertain if he acted alone.

"We have received several leads that we are following up. We still have a long list of witnesses we haven't interviewed."

Mark Johnson, Citizens Bank and Trust chief executive officer, said that he is thankful no one was harmed during the incident.

"I'm proud of the people that work at our location. They are exemplary employees, but sometimes bad things happen to good people."

The bank was closed after the robbery Saturday but resumed normal business hours on Monday, Johnson said.

If you have information about this or any other crime, call the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E). You do not have to give your name. You may also call Thompson directly at 465-4121.

- Staff Writer James Roberts can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 226 or by e-mail at writer@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.