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Toms River Man Arrested, Charged in Fischer Blvd. Bank Robbery

Paul E. Hansen (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Paul E. Hansen (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A township man was charged with attempting to rob the TD Bank branch on Fischer Boulevard last month.

Toms River police said Wednesday that detectives charged Paul E. Hansen, 36, of Linden Road, with the Dec. 20 robbery, in which he allegedly gave a note to a teller stating, “If you don’t follow these instructions then I will shoot you and everyone else in the bank.”

“After surveillance images of the man were disseminated to local news outlets and various social media sites; tips began to come in,” said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

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The man was ultimately identified as Hansen. He is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

“We want to thank those citizens that provided us with the valuable information that led to this arrest,” said Stocco.

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