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Brick Police Searching for Suspect in Two Armed Robberies

Convenience stores robbed Sunday morning, cops say

Brick police are searching for a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred in town early Sunday morning.

The 7-Eleven store on Route 88 and the Wawa on Lanes Mill Road were both robbed by a man with a knife. Police suspect the same person is responsible for both robberies.

The first of the two robberies occurred at the 7-Eleven at about 4:20 a.m., said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard. At that time, a person wearing a ski mask entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money from the store employee.

As the store employee began to turn over money to the suspect, he attempted to pull the ski mask off the suspect, said Reinhard.

"The suspect then raised the knife towards the employee," said Reinhard, in a statement, but "the employee retreated into the office, at which time the suspect fled with no proceeds."

The second robbery occurred a short time later, about 5:20 a.m., at the Wawa located at 6 Lanes Mill Road. The suspect in that robbery also brandished a knife, Reinhard said, but fled with no money after the store employee activated an alarm.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 inches to 5-foot-10 inches tall with black hair with shaved sides. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Reinhard said the man may be operating a blue, four-door Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

Photos may be released when they become available, said Reinhard.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Detective Daniel Waleski from the Brick Township Police Department Investigations Unit at 732-262-1120 or the main police number, 732-262-1100.

Anthony January 15, 2013 at 03:24 PM
NJ Ghost, if it was an addict that needed money to get a fix, there's no way he's leaving without money twice. And yes, addicts WOULD tell me if they robbed a place, it's called a 4th and 5th Step. In a state with the unemployment rate that's through the roof, the highest cost of living in the nation, and no sign of improving, it's sad that you pin every robbery on a group if people who are sick. What's it like being a Saint and looking down on the rest of us? Let me know when it starts raining. You'll see it before everyone else from way up there in your ivory tower. It's nice that you can reach those conclusions and voice them without one microscopic shred of evidence to support your claim. Guess addicts are guilty until proven innocent. How many people do you look down on that have Lupus?
Missing Brick January 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
>>Guess addicts are guilty until proven innocent. << Well... stereo types aside...if someone is using an illegal substance, aren't they guilty of a crime already? I have no bone to grind with addicts, but I also wouldn't quite defend them as some sort of "oppressed" group. I'm not saying they committed this particular crime, but some addicts do rob to support their habits . Since I have found just about zero mercy post-Sandy for law abiding citizens, I have a hard time shedding a tear for those who's illness often causes harm for others. There is some culpability there no matter how many steps lead to their recovery. The high cost of living and unemployment rate is a burden for us all, not just those afflicted with a disease. Albeit it makes it harder. And I do wish them recovery...and perhaps also an emphasis on the steps that encourage reparations to others they may have harmed. I hope some future gene therapy an help them and likewise I hope many (all) of them repay the damages their illnesses have caused others. As for Lupus...I wish those poor folks health and happiness. Also a cure. I never heard of a person with Lupus holding up anyone. In their case, there would be no need for reparations and thus the lack of a stereo type against Lupus-robbery. While addiction is an illness, it is certainly not the same thing.
Nina January 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM
How ignorant some people can be is amazing to me. Anthony all we can do about people like that is pray for them. God grant me the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage the change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Mike January 16, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Anthony, None you know of.
Kei kei January 17, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Everyone I know this fool he is just a retard just moved back from nc he works under the tables so he don't have to pay his mother of his child either one child support doesn't see either of his children he decides to drink instead of taking care of his kids he is not a victim of sandy he don't even own a house luckily he just bought a truck

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