BEDMINSTER, NJ - A borough resident was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bank robbery in the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township. Jeffrey E. Wolfman was taken into custody by officers from the Bedminster Police Department according to a press release issued by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Bedminster Township Chief of Police Karl M. Rock on Thursday. The 32-year-old man resides on South Main Street in Milltown.
Police responded to a 911 call of a bank robbery at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on June 13 after a male entered the Bedminster bank, demanding money. The teller responded to the man's demands, giving him cash before he fled the bank on foot. Wolfman was arrested by officers after being observed on the street by witnesses taking off outer garments and dropping money on the ground. Witnesses reported Wolfman initially came from the vicinity of the bank and then turned and walked back in the direction he came.
Police officers from the Bedminster Police Department then observed Wolfman walking on a side street. Wolfman fit the description provided by the bank teller and was carrying the outerwear detailed by the bank employee. Officers approached Wolfman and during the course of their conversation, he again dropped currency on the ground.
Wolfman was taken into police custody along with the currency by Bedminster officers. He was charged with second degree robbery and is currently being held at the Somerset County Jail awaiting a detention hearing. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations Unit and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene in order to assist in the bank robbery investigation.
The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is asking any individuals with information regarding the June 13 bank robbery to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, the Bedminster Township Police Department at 908-234-0585 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS. Any tips reported to the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tip Line are kept confidential.