Brick Twp. bank robbery suspect allegedly needed ‘5000 G’s, strapped to go’
A Brick Township man who allegedly transacted a sizeable, and unscheduled, withdrawal at a nearby bank Monday, will now face robbery charges.
Zachary Canace, 42, was arrested without incident outside a Drake Road home not long after the episode in the TD branch on Hooper Avenue, according to township police.
Officers were summoned to the bank at about 11:28 AM on June 19. The teller related that a man approached the counter and said, "I need 5000 G's strapped to go. Do not hit the alarm button and nobody gets hurt, just give me my $5,000 now."
Police did not disclose whether Canace displayed a weapon, or indicated the presence of one, but weapons counts are not among the charges he faces.
While taking money that the teller pulled from a cash drawer, Canace was recognized by another teller, police said. The employee supplied a description to Officer Robert Heschle, who was also familiar with Canace and knew that he resided ner Tunesbrook Road, police said.
Heschle relayed the data to responding officers, who found Canace in the Drake Road house and recovered the money, police said.
Canace is charged with robbery and theft, and remains in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River to await court proceedings
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless,and until, found guilty in a court of law.