BAYONNE, NJ - An armed robbery at Massas’ Tavern, 563 Avenue A, left four victims shaken, but not seriously injured Monday night, according to Bayonne Police Lt. Eric Amato.
According to a report, the incident took place just before 11:00 p.m. when two men in ski masks, one armed, enter the establishment. One suspect demanded that the bartender give them all of the money while the other suspect ordered three of the victims to lay on the floor, robbing two of them of their personal belongings.
The suspects locked the front door of the bar and were able to retrieve several hundred dollars from behind the bar before locking the victims in the basement.
While this was taking place, the fourth victim attempted to enter the tavern but was unable to because the door was locked. After knocking on the door she was confronted by one of the suspects who dragged her inside at gunpoint before knocking her to the floor and stealing her pocketbook.
The suspects fled the tavern in an unknown direction allowing the victims to call the police who responded quickly and, while unable to locate the men, recovered $25 in quarters and one of the victim’s wallets.
All four victims, despite two of them being struck in the head with the gun, refused medical attention.
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