Police & Fire

Dollar Tree Robbed by Men Wielding Knives

January 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two men brandishing carving knives and wearing ski masks robbed the Dollar Tree Store located in the Middlesex Mall on Hadley Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. The two suspects were wearing dark pants and dark sweatshirts. The men are described as being either white or Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years of age and both being approximately 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10.

A store clerk reported the men came through the doors brandishing carving knives and demanding cash.  The perpetrators fled with approximately $3,000 in cash and headed west through the parking lot.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Lloyd McNelly or Detective Sgt. Dan Hoppe of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7660.

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Letter from Council President Bengivenga

September 26, 2016

Dear Editor,

 

Based on their last political press release, it is very apparent that Mr. Dean and Mr. Vesce just don’t understand how to read a budget or a property tax bill. They even falsely indicated when our team gained control of our local government, undoubtedly trying to blame us for the financial problems their party created. Our residents are smart enough to see through ...

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