- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

RIVERTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a passing motorist helped them nab a bank robbery suspect in southern New Jersey.

Riverton police tell The Burlington County Times (https://bit.ly/1Mol1wz) that the robbery at the Beneficial Bank branch occurred around 10:15 a.m. Saturday. They say it was committed by two Camden residents - 41-year-old Angel Rodriguez and 53-year-old Jesus Perez - who allegedly got about $7,000.

Authorities say at least one of the suspects was brandishing a handgun.

Shortly after the robbery occurred, a bank teller flagged down Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, who captured Rodriguez a few blocks away.

Meanwhile, a passing motorist stopped his vehicle and ran after Perez, who authorities say tried unsuccessfully to scale a fence. The man held Perez down until other police officers arrived at the scene a short time later.



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