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POLICE INVESTIGATE WARREN TOWNSHIP ARMED ROBBERY

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Armed robber with handgun Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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Armed robber with handgun Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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Armed robber with handgun Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced that detectives are continuing to investigate Sunday evening’s armed robbery.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on March 26, 2017, at approximately 8:39 p.m., the Warren Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery at the Krauszer’s food store located on Stirling Road.  Responding officers made contact with a male employee of the store who reported that a Caucasian male, approximately 50 years old, wearing dark clothing and a white baseball hat entered the store.  The individual immediately walked towards the employee displaying a handgun and demanded cash from the register.  The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him an undisclosed amount of currency from the cash register.  The suspect fled from the store on foot in an unknown direction.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Warren Township Police Department responded to conduct the investigation and they are being assisted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  Detectives have released still images obtained from surveillance camera footage and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.  Detectives urge the public not to approach the suspect as he may be armed with a firearm. 

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Keane request anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone knowing the identity of the male suspect to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Warren Township Police Department (908) 753-1000 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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