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Asbury Park Police Capture Elusive Wigged Bank Bandit after Evading Police

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at approximately 407pm, the Asbury Park Police responded to the PNC Bank located at 810 Sunset Avenue due to a female subject at the drive-up window attempting to make a withdrawal with fraudulent Identification and stolen debit cards. While en route, the bank staff advised that they believed this female to be the same individual who attempted to commit fraud at numerous locations earlier in the day.

Upon arrival, Officer Lemar Whittaker observed a dark silver colored Nissan sedan in one of the lanes to the drive-up window. Upon observing the police, the female drove off and fled the area. Officer Whittaker attempted to follow, however the driver made several evasive maneuvers which resulted in Officer Whittaker losing sight of it.

At approximately 422pm, the Asbury Park received a call regarding a female subject trespassing at 601 Heck Street. Note; this location is in the area in which the suspect vehicle was last observed. Prior to police arriving the female fled the property through its’ parking lot. While in the lot she was observed removing a vehicle’s license plate and then fleeing the area on foot. Officer Whittaker, being one of the responding units to Heck Street, was able to confirm the said vehicle to be the same from the Bank. Responding units saturated the area and were able to locate the female in the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.

The female possessed identification stating she was Brooke B. Slade, 43 years of age from the State of Arizona. She was positively identified as the female operating the vehicle at the bank as well as the female from the Heck Street incident. She was taken into custody.

Brook B. Slade is charged criminally with Eluding, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance(CDS) Prescription Drugs Xanax, Trespassing and motor vehicle violations for Reckless Driving, Driving Without a License, Two Counts of Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign, Fictitious Plates, Failure to Signal and Failure to Maintain Lane.

Ms. Slade is suspected to have committed numerous acts of fraud throughout various jurisdictions and is believed to be the same person of interest out of Toms River and Wall Township.

Upon completion of investigation/processing she will be transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a court date.

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