Ewing Police Capture Bank Robber Within Minutes

September 16, 2021

EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—On Tuesday September 14, 2021 Ewing Township Police dispatch center received a call from an employee at TD Bank located at 1620 Olden Avenue. The caller stated that there was a hold up at the bank and that the suspect was still on location. Further information from the bank indicated that a male passed a note and demanded money. After receiving an unknown amount of money, the male fled the bank on foot. A description of the suspect was broadcast to responding units. Officer David Massi and Officer Joshua Mooring were in the area of the bank within minutes and observed a male matching the suspects description walking behind the CVS Pharmacy. The male was taken into custody without incident and subsequently found to be in possession of money belonging to TD Bank. The suspect was identified as Shareef Halley, 28, of Ewing. Halley was arrested and charged with Robbery and Terroristic Threat offenses.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Ewing Police Detective David Morris at (609) 882-1313 ext 5561

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.