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Route 37 Gas Station Robbed; Second Armed Robbery in Toms River Within A Day

Suspect made off with about $100 from the Route 37 Delta gas station

Toms River police are investigating an armed robbery at a Route 37 gas station Wednesday evening, the second that day in the township.

About $100 was stolen from the Delta service station just before 6 p.m. Wednesday when an unidentified man with a semi-automatic handgun demanded money from a 24-year-old attendant in his booth, said Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy.

"The suspect is a black male wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and black scarf covering his face," Mastronardy said. 

The attendant told police that the man, who appeared to be 6 feet tall, ran across Lakehurst Road and down Patmas Drive, according to Mastronardy. The attendant was not injured in the encounter. 

At about midnight Wednesday, . Police are searching for that suspect and released surveillance footage of the incident Wednesday evening.

Toms River Police Department Officer Frank Lauria and Detectives John Turner and Brian Lomer are investigating along with the Ocean County Sheriff's Department, Mastronardy said. 

cindy January 10, 2013 at 04:10 AM
So he goes to prison for 10-years over 100 dollars...could have just worked 10 hours at that station. Stop the Madness!
Craig January 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM
It seems to me the toms river police are getting soft. A lot of crime in toms river lately.
i don't get it?? January 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM
All of the thieves need to go back over the bridge where there's nothing in the Heights for them to steal...most don't have cars, so it will lower the crime rate in Toms River down...seriously, anyone else noticed the crime in TR has gone up since the storm?
Debby Lombard January 10, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Maybe crime rate is up in T.R. due to the drug promblems that is VERY severe. Kids are dying everyday over this!
wookfish January 10, 2013 at 02:15 PM
just a bunch of leftist liberals redistributing the wealth...besides that gas station owner didn't earn that money...we're screwed
barbara January 10, 2013 at 04:23 PM
for sure, such low lifes out there. sickening glad the attendant was not hurt
barbara January 10, 2013 at 04:24 PM
glad the hard working honest attendant was not hurt, and i agree with Cindy!
Sandra January 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I believe a gun used in any crime is a automatic five years...anyone know?
grace January 10, 2013 at 05:48 PM
the hotels on 37 have been full of criminals for years..they are released from jail and get rooms there...i used to volunteer for a church and we actually took food to them there. so not all seaside thieves,,just scary for any business owner on 37 anymore..come on chief lets get this under control please..or he to worried about the sheriff position?
Nicole January 10, 2013 at 07:40 PM
idk. kinda scarey. this was a nice place to live. what happend???
Jon January 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM
"I dont get it" you make sence???? Why put them in seaside, its still close to TR. They should keep them in TR. Sandy flushed the toilet in Seaside. The cop are going to keep the crap out Seaside
Rem January 11, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Greed is what put the garbage in Seaside. Lets make money all year long. Who cares about the town or the people that live in it this is guaranteed money.
Michael reina January 11, 2013 at 05:03 PM
If any of yous really new what you were talken about and half actually thought before you spoke yous mite understand that tho yes there are alot of people on special response etc and yes alot have mental and drug illness but the fact remains they are put in seaside also as away to keep those hoyels and motels in bussiness and money in that town year round because without the 1200 hundred a month per person they get at those motels that town would suffer greatly.....and yous dont want them in ur backyard so stop your bitchen.....why dont you stop callen them THOSE PEOPLE and reliaze they are human beings and try to put your mouths to somthen better like electing the rite people in office to get the help and resourses to help them......your GREED made it this way...
mjmjr January 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM
More scum is moving into toms river,time to move.
john January 15, 2013 at 01:38 AM
7 years
fed up January 15, 2013 at 01:42 AM
They are not soft. they are out numbered.
VoiceofReason January 25, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Newsflash Cindy: ROBBING SOMEONE AT GUN POINT IS ILLEGAL - JAIL IS DEFINITELY A MUST IN THIS CASE
Mark M August 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM
The man that held up the gas station is a maron. What he did was wrong and he deserve to go to jail. But nobody was concern about the man that was held up I hope that he's ok because a gun held up to you is no joke. He was very close on losen his life. Its seem that toms river gotten worst and the drugs in toms river are worst then lakewood & asbury when are we going to clean up here because lakewood & asbury is safter to live then toms river.
grace August 16, 2013 at 09:26 AM
amen mark!!!
Rem August 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Arm the attendants with a high power mace pepper spray combo and give these guys a taste of the whole bottle. Then use his head to open the door to call your buddys and then give him a good thump party. Being caught by the police is nothing let him party with us.
barbara August 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM
well said Mark and so true.......thank God the attendant was not hurt or killed. so sick of the low lifes who have ruined this town.

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