Within days of a Hazlet bank robbery, the trail leads investigators to a suspect in Laurence Harbor.

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Stephen Fedorka III, 33, was arrested by Hazlet police in the township Sunday, in connection with the October 28 armed holdup of a Santander branch on Route 35, according to the office of acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

He faces one count of armed robbery and is detained on $200,000 bail at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility (MCCI) in Freehold.

If convicted, Fedorka would face a prison term of up to 20 years and would be required to serve 85 percent or more of the time under New Jersey's No Early Release Act, authorities said.

Monmouth County investigators and the FBI also collaborated in the probe, spurred by a call to local police from the bank at 9:46 AM on the day of the holdup.

The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his 30s, about 5'9" tall, clad in a dark sweatshirt and dark jeans, who demanded cash through a note slipped to a teller and indicated that he had a gun. He escaped on foot.

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