HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police are searching for an individual who is a suspect in two early morning armed robberies committed just so minutes apart on Thursday.
According to a statement Hamilton Police were dispatched to the Dollar General located at 2130 South Broad Street on a report of a robber at approximately 5:06 a.m. A store employee told the police that a man came into the store and walked behind the register, pulled out a gun, and pressed it against the employee's hip. The suspect is then said to have told the employee to "give it up" before taking approximately $500 from the cash register.
The suspect was then seen walking through the parking lot toward Genesee Street.
Just 20 minutes later, at approximately 5:27 am, Hamilton Police were dispatched to another robbery report but this time at the Delta Gas Station located at 1704 Greenwood Avenue. A station employee told police that he had finished pumping gas into a vehicle when the suspect walked up to him pulling out a semi-automatic gun out of his waistband, "racked the slide back," and pointed the weapon at the employee who then backed up.
The suspect then reportedly followed him before reaching into the employee's pants pocket to remove an estimated $853. The suspect then left the scene. He was seen walking down Atlantic Avenue toward Walnut avenue.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
The suspect in the pair of robberies is described as a black male wearing a black "Temple Wrestling" hoody, gray sweatpants, white sneakers with black and red soles, and blue medical mask. No height or weight of the suspect has been given.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Hamilton Police Division's Criminal Investigation Detective Frank Burger at (609) 581-4010 or Detective Chris Pullen at (609) 581-4080
Information also can be provided through the Hamilton Police Crime Tips Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
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