The Deptford Police Department released this summary of a bank robbery that happened at the Republic Bank on Deptford Center Road on their Facebook page.
Media Release: Bank Robbery
Location: Republic Bank
Date of Release: 08/22/2022
Prepared by: D/Cpl. Robert Jones
Approved by: Chief Frank Newkirk IV
On August 21st, 2022, at approximately 1:47 pm, Deptford Township Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the Republic Bank (1750 Deptford Center Rd.) for a panic alarm. As officers were responding to the bank, it was reported that this call was actually a “robbery in progress.”
Deptford officers quickly arrived at the bank and were able to gather pertinent details regarding the suspect and the vehicle the suspect was operating. It was determined that a lone, female suspect allegedly passed a demand note to a bank teller and fled in a vehicle after receiving a sum of money.
A short time later, another Deptford Patrol Officer observed a vehicle that matched the description in the immediate area of the bank. A motor vehicle stop was initiated, and it was determined that the operator was the suspect in this incident. Upon apprehension, the female was formally charged with robbery, theft, and terroristic threats. This incident is currently under investigation by the Deptford Township Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
The suspect was identified as:
Name: Kiara Pierce
Residence: Sicklerville, NJ
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