Police have charged a Toms River woman with a Jan. 5 bank robbery at the Santander Bank branch in Pine Beach.
According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Beth Ellen Brown, 54, is accused of carrying out the robbery, during which she handed a note to a teller demanding money and stating she had a gun. The woman was given an undisclosed minimum amount of cash and departed the bank. No weapon was shown during the incident and no one was injured, officials said.
Local police, as well as the prosecutor’s office and the FBI, identified Brown as a suspect and located her at the Pelican Hotel on Route 37 in Toms River, where she was arrested Jan. 8.
Brown is charged with first degree robbery and is being lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a court appearance.