Manville business owners up reward to help put 'polite bandit' behind bars

(02/17/05) MANVILLE ? Business owners in Manville have doubled their reward for information leading to the capture of the so-called ?polite bandit.?

The robber is notorious for apologizing after he pulls out a gun and demands money from local store employees. He has struck four businesses since the middle of December, including one auto shop twice. Despite his polite manners, business owners say they are on edge over the string of robberies.

Storeowners hope the higher reward will help land the bandit in jail. In the meantime, the Somerset County prosecutor is urging vigilance on the part of residents and business owners.

 

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