A Princeton Township man was arrested yesterday for his part in a Hamilton Township bank robbery on Sunday.
Thomas Mauro of Witherspoon Street was arrested after an investigation by Hamilton Township, Washington Township, and Burlington Township police detectives identified him as the person who robbed a Commerce Bank on Route 33 in Hamilton Sunday, around 2:15 p.m.
Police said that Mr. Mauro, 52, entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. According to police reports Mr. Mauro then placed his hand in his jacket as if he were reaching for a weapon. Although Mr. Mauro did not show a weapon, the reports said, the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to reports, Mr. Mauro then fled the scene, crossing Route 33 and heading toward the Foxmoor Shopping Center in Washington Township.
The Washington Township police subsequently dispatched a K-9 unit in pursuit of Mr. Mauro, but came up empty handed, until yesterday afternoon. Details have not been provided as to how police tracked down Mr. Mauro at his Witherspoon Street home.
It is known, however, that the Hamilton Township police detectives had descended on Princeton Township as early as Monday evening, according to several eyewitness reports.
Police did not believe Mr. Mauro's robbery was associated with a second Commerce Bank robbery on Quakerbridge Road at 7:45 a.m. on Monday.
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