Residents Attacked in Apartment Robbery; Two Suspects Flee After Assault
Police searching for two suspects in Sunday afternoon incident that left occupants injured
Toms River Police are looking for two men who, after ringing a Villages of Bey Lea apartment's doorbell, assaulted the occupants who answered the door and allegedly stole their cash, jewelry and pills.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the Sunday robbery began with a ring of the doorbell. The suspects — two men — came to the Villages of Bey Lea, off Old Freehold Road, around 3:30 p.m.
"Once the victim answered it they forced their way into the apartment and indicated that they had weapons," Mastronardy said. "No weapons were used or shown but they did indicate they had weapons."
The suspects assaulted three victims in the apartment, punching and striking them and wrestling them to the ground, Mastronardy said. The victims were the apartment's 25 year-old male resident and two guests — two male Brick residents, aged 23 and 25 — all of which were transported to Community Medical Center for injuries.
After the assault, the suspects reportedly fled on foot. Mastronardy said the suspects stole more $400 in cash, a $17,000 gold necklace and 30 Roxicet pills out of the apartment.
Police are looking for two black males. One was described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with four gold teeth, wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a black baseball cap. The other male was described as 5’9” 220 pounds, corn row style braided hair, wearing tan pants and shirt and a tan baseball cap.
Investigating are the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Officers Art Pennell, Frank Moschella, anyone with information is requested to call Toms River Detective Chris Fluck at 732-349-0150 ext 1222.