EDISON – Police have charged an Edison man with robbing a Route 27 bank earlier this month, authorities said.
Luis Ruiz, 24, is accused of holding up an HSBC branch on the corner of Route 27 and Plainfield Avenue on Friday, June 12.
According to police, Ruiz entered the bank branch at 9:20 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash and claiming that he had a gun. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, and Ruiz allegedly fled on foot.
Police released an image from surveillance footage to various media outlets. Later that night, a tipster identified the suspect as Ruiz, police said. Officers conducted an investigation and formally charged Ruiz on June 18. Officials announced his arrest on Monday.
Ruiz was being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in lieu of $100,000 bail, with no 10-percent cash option.
The FBI joined Edison police detectives Frank Varga and Jeffrey Tierney in the investigation.
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