EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating an armed robbery at an auto parts store on Route 18 last Thursday.

On Feb. 18 at approximately 8:49 p.m. East Brunswick Police units responded to Advanced Auto Parts at 376 Route 18 for an armed robbery. An unknown male entered the store wearing a ski mask and brandished a handgun. He took the two employees into the office area and removed an undetermined amount of money from the safe.

The suspect then tied up the employees and fled the store in an unknown direction. It is unknown at this time if the suspect was on foot or drove away in a vehicle. Neither employee was injured during the incident. No other customers or employees were in the store at the time of the robbery, according to a police report issued on Monday.

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The suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, 30-45 years old, approximately 5’9”, average build, black eyebrows and dark-colored eyes. He was wearing a black ski mask, dark blue or purple hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and light brown boots.  The suspect may also have a colored tattoo on the back of his left hand, acording to police sources.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective John Breen of the East Brunswick Police Department’s Investigative Division at 732-390-6990.