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Morris Avenue Liquor Store in Summit Robbed at Gunpoint

The liquor store on Morris Avenue was robbed the evening of January 4. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the evening of January 4 at M&M Liquors, located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Lafayette Avenue at 512 Morris Avenue.

Police responded to the scene after receiving a 9-1-1 call at approximately 8:44 PM.

The store employee told the responding officers that two males, wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, entered the store and confronted him behind the counter. One of the males brandished what appeared to be a handgun, and ordered the employee to the floor. The gunman stood over the employee as the second suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

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The suspects exited the store and were last seen running northeast on Lafayette Avenue.

Multiple Summit Police units and the Union County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit searched the surrounding area but failed to locate the suspects.

The suspects were described as follows:

  • Black male approximately 6’00” tall, muscular build, wearing a dark mask and gloves and a dark colored winter vest over a gray hooded sweatshirt.
  • Black male approximately 6’00” tall, muscular build, wearing a dark mask and gloves and a dark colored winter vest over a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Summit Police Department's

Detective Bureau at 908-273-0051.

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