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Warrant Issued for Alleged Hudson City Savings Bank Robber

Police seek public's assistance in locating Blake Wood of Forked River

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Forked River man wanted for the Monday Hudson City Savings Bank robbery .

Blake Wood, 23, is being sought after the Monday afternoon robbery, which took place at the bank located in the Lakeside Plaza on South Main Street, police said.

Wood is 5’10’’ and approximately 155 pounds, police said. He has dirty blond hair and blue eyes.

Wood allegedly entered the Lacey bank at 3 p.m. Monday and demanded cash from the teller, police Chief William Nally previously said. No weapon was displayed.

At that time, he was described to be wearing blue jeans, a dark sweater or sweatshirt and a dark baseball cap. His face was partially covered by a scarf or an article of clothing, Nally had said.

Wood allegedly left the scene on foot, Nally said.

The attached photos of Wood were taken between June and July 2012. The current length of his hair is unknown, police said.

The Lacey Township Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Wood. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 609-693-6636. All information will remain confidential.

Wood was previously charged in June with shoplifting after he allegedly stole three computers totaling $1,293 from a Lacey store.

Mary September 26, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Ok can we now catch all the dirtbags that are breaking into our homes
Terry Brown September 26, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Probably a junkie needing quick cash.
Joe September 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Geez at least go to a town you don't live in. Not the brightest bulb !!!
Teej September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Look at all those beautiful digs in his neck!!! He must have run through a poison ivy or meth bush! Wonder what he could have needed that money for?! /sarcasm
makemyday September 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM
This dirtbag was arrested before in june or july according to this article, when you get him this time, there should be no bail set, he obviously is getting more dangerous to the community.
John D Wandzilak Jr September 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Is this the bank next to the police station?
Condor September 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Next to Applebees on route 9
jay September 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM
No, Rt.9
Mary September 27, 2012 at 12:27 AM
No John, it's next to Applebees
Teej September 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Next to applebees
rita steins September 27, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Wowwwww. Who would have thought that a quiet, Harmless, straight A student would turn out like THIS?! it's amazing what drugs will do to people !
Xavier September 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Bank robbery. Serious time.
Condor September 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Really, what away to throw your life away.
M'Linda Kula September 27, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Take down the drug dealers and those who protect them. Close down the PROTECTED meth labs. Take your children to the family doctor for drug testing. If they test positive, move mountains to get them help. If you do NOTHING, you WILL, sooner or later, put your children in the ground. STOP the drug problem and you will stop the escalating theft problem. * Vote in NEW blood. You do know what you had with those who have repeatedly been in office. Give hope to your township with NEW BLOOD. If they fail you, VOTE them OUT with the next election.

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