An armed robber struck the Cornerstone Bank in West Deptford Friday afternoon, demanding money from a teller at gunpoint, according to police.
At about 4:45 p.m., said West Deptford Acting Police Chief Samuel DiSimone, a man entered the bank branch at Route 45 and Hessian Avenue.
The suspect is described as a dark-complected, bearded, black male, medium build, standing five feet, ten inches tall.
He was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a black baseball hat, and a gray long-sleeved shirt with an emblem on the front.
The lobby was empty at the time with the exception of the teller. Police said the man approached the teller, initially telling her that he wanted to cash a check.
"He asked her if she had a pen," DiSimone said. "He then pulled out a [black, semiautomatic] handgun, stuck it at her, and said 'give me all the money'."
The teller emptied her drawer and handed over an unknown quantity of cash, DiSimone said. The gunman added "the bottom drawer, too," to which she complied.
Then, DiSimone said, the man reportedly told the teller to turn her back to him.
"He tells her, 'Don't turn around again, or I'll shoot you'."
Then the man left the bank, headed in an unknown direction, DiSimone said. He reported that the teller was "very shook up" and couldn't provide much information to police, but that she did not recognize the man.
West Deptford Police Investigator Jason Sherman is handling the case, working together with agents from the FBI and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, which were on scene gathering evidence Friday night, DiSimone said.
Anyone with information on the incident can reach Sherman at 856-845-4004.
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This story was updated at 9:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with additional descriptions of the suspect.