An arrest has been made in connection with last evenings robbery of the TD Bank located at 10 Mule Road. Within hours of posting surveillance images on social media and with online news outlets the tips started pouring in. In all, 145,000 people viewed the Toms River Police Department Facebook page, prompting a flood of valuable information. Shortly after the postings a positive identification was made and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Angelo Grenci, 39, of Liberta Drive in Berkley Township New Jersey.
An overnight manhunt ensued which culminated in his capture at the Friendly’s restaurant 981 Route 37 West. A tipster reported that Grenci would be at the restaurant at 9 am this morning. Officers Brett Hansen, Ryan Parente, and Michael Gallipolli were the first to arrive on the scene. They immediately located Grenci seated alone in a booth. He was in possession of a large knife and attempted to use a false identity. He was taken into custody without incident.
“We would like to thank the media and the followers of our police Facebook page for having the willingness to getting involved.” “These partnerships are yielding results greater than we could have imagined just a few short years ago.” Chief Mitchell A. Little.
He is being held on $110,000 bail for the bank robbery. Additional charges were lodged for Possession of a weapon and the use of the false name.