A man fled on foot after demanding cash from a store clerk in Silverton Monday evening, in an incident police said they are investigating as possibly related to an armed robbery of a
Toms River police are investigating a robbery that occurred just before 6:30 p.m. Monday night at the Asby News Hooper Avenue in Silverton.
Michael Mastronardy said a white male — about 6’ 3” wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a dark hat — walked into the Asby News & Varieties Store on Hooper Avenue.
The man approached a female clerk and demanded money, Mastronardy said. He fled on foot to the rear of the shopping center, which is on the corner of Silver Bay Road and Hooper.
The store is the corner property next to the jughandle for the intersection, and police said the man fled to the back of the plaza there. Approximately $200 in cash was stolen, Mastronardy said.
The female victim, a 50 year-old Toms River resident, was not injured and did not observe a weapon, said the police chief.
"Police are investigating if there is any relationship to the robbery of a pizza delivery man that occurred on Periwinkle Street in Silverton on Friday night," Mastronardy said in an email. The pizza delivery man robbery involved an employee of a Silverton pizzeria robbed by a man with a knife while the teen employee was out on delivery.
Investigating are Toms River Police Officer Jason Stallworth, Detectives Louis Santora and John Bajcic and the Department.