FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts said the public should not be worried about a recent spate of shootings in the township. 

"There is no need to be alarmed, due to the investigative efforts of the detective bureau," Roberts said. "We already have suspects."

Roberts went on to call on the public for help and encouraged them to call the department's anonymous tip line 732-873-7277

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Roberts full statement can be found below:

The public can also call the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or go online at or and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. 

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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