Jul 29, 2014

Police Search for Auto Shop Robbery Suspect

While male in early 20s allegedly robbed attendant at knife-point

Police Search for Auto Shop Robbery Suspect

Toms River Police are investigating a robbery that occured Saturday night at a Route 37 auto shop, authorities said.

At approximately 7 p.m., a white male in his early 20s brandishing a knife approached an employee of Holiday Service Center and demanded money, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said in a release.

The alleged suspect, described as 5'9" and 155 lbs., took $100 from the 17-year-old male attendant and fled on foot north on Sumner Avenue, Mastronardy said.

At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a brown pullover hooded sweatshirt that read "Billa Bong" in white letters on the front, blue jeans and black sneakers, Mastronardy said.

Officers Carl Basile and Brian Dugan, Lt. James Harris and Det. Mark Bajada are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery can reach Toms River Police at (732) 349-0150.

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