The following release is according to the Cherry Hill Police Department.
On Monday May 23, 2022 at approximately 9:24 a.m. Cherry Hill Police Officers responded to the Citizens Bank, located at 2030 Route 70 West, for a bank robbery which had just occurred. Upon police arrival witnesses and bank officials reported a male suspect passed a demand note indicating he was armed with a handgun and asking for $30,000 in cash.
While waiting for the bank teller’s response, the suspect grew impatient and suddenly snatched a large sum of cash off an unsuspecting patron who was attempting to make a bank transaction. The suspect fled the bank with the stolen money and was last seen on foot in the area of the Marketplace Shopping Center. Cherry Hill Police Patrol Units and Detectives immediately flooded the area in an attempt to locate the suspect.
A short time later police located a male matching the description of the robbery suspect in the area of Route 38 and Cuthbert Boulevard. The male was apprehended without further incident and found to be in possession of the stolen cash proceeds.
Arrested: Jose Cruz, Age 42, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Charges: Robbery 2C:15-1A (2); Crime of the 1st Degree
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/7196358. Information can also be sent by texting TIP CHERRYHILLPD followed by your message to 888777.