Howell Police have released a sketch of the man wanted for an armed robbery he's accused of committing around 11:37 am on Tuesday.

The suspect walked into "The Check Cashing Station" at 5995 Route 9 and lured an employee of his office by giving him a bogus story.

He then showed him a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the employee let him into a nearby locked office.

The employee was then forced into the bathroom while the suspect looted a healthy sum of cash then fled within minutes of the intrusion by hopping into a white 2004-2007 Ford Econoline van north onto Route 9.

After he did the employee called 9-1-1.

Although this vehicle was not the suspect vehicle, the operator of the vehicle is being sought as a potential witness.

Police say no shots were fired, no assault took place and no one was injured in the robbery.

Police have given a description of the suspect:

  • A white male wearing sunglasses and a multi-colored bandanna around his neck
  • Likely in his 40's-50's
  • Approximately 5'6
  • Medium build
  • Short gray hair
  • Scruffy beard
  • Wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket

The matter is under investigation by the Howell Police Department Investigations Division.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Romano #605 at (732)938-4575 ext. 2879 or via e-mail at

Anonymous tips can also be provided via our anonymous tip line,

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