Am I the only one who thinks bank robbers handing a note to a teller sounds like something out of the 1970s and 1980s? Apparently, it's still a thing for criminals to concoct ways to take money that does not belong to them.
A week ago in Cherry Hill, a man handed a note to a teller at a Citizens bank on Route 70 West. Police say the note asked for $30,000 and warned that he had a gun.
As the police reported, the suspect lost patience and grabbed cash from an unsuspecting customer waiting to transact business with another teller. He then fled into the parking area of the Marketplace Shopping Center.
Cherry Hill Cops flooded the area. The good guys eventually arrested a man matching the description of the robber a couple of miles away near Cuthbert Road and Route 38.
Our #BlueFriday honorees for today are the heroes at the Cherry Hill Police Department. Acting immediately, cops ran to the scene and at a risk to their own safety pursued and captured a suspect that may have been armed.
While you're enjoying a great weekend in New Jersey, take a moment to recognize that there are cops who are working through the weekend to ensure the protection of your community. Remember how I end every speech to Law Enforcement groups across the state..."There is a thin line between civilization and savagery...and that line is Blue."
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.
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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: