Police Seek Suspect In Strong Arm Robbery

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect of a robbery near the 7-Eleven at the corner of Washington Street and Whittier Avenue.

  A man told police he was walking on Washington Street just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning when a man pulled up alongside him. The driver offered a ride. When the victim told him he didn’t want a ride, the driver got out of the car and demanded the victim’s money. The driver held his left hand in his jacket to indicate he had a weapon, although it is unknown if he had one. There were no injuries reported.

  The suspect is described as a black man with short dreadlocks wearing dark pants and a gray jacket. He had a passenger in his car, described as a black male with a black jacket and dark skull cap covering his head. The vehicle was described as a white Volkswagon Jetta or Passat with tinted windows.

  Anyone with information should contact Toms River Police Detective Mark Bajada at

732-349-0150 ext. 1241.