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Toms River Man Arrested in 7-Eleven Robbery

Nathaniel Bennett was arrested at his home early Saturday

A Toms River man has been arrested and charged in Wednesday’s robbery of the 7-Eleven on Route 166, police said.

Nathaniel Bennett, 43, of Vaughn Avenue, was arrested at his home just before 3 a.m. on Saturday by Detective Alex Scherer, Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said.

The convenience store and gas station, near Route 571 in Pleasant Plains, was robbed early Oct. 10, police said.

The incident involved a man who said he had a weapon, though no weapon was shown, said Toms River Police Capt. Steven Henry. The man demanded money from the attendant at the 7-11, stole "a small amount of cash" and then fled on foot.

Henry said no injuries were reported.

Bennett was taken to the Ocean County Jail, Toms River, where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, no 10 percent option, on the robbery charge and two other warrants issued by the Toms River Municipal Court, Mastronardy said.

Assisting in the arrest were Officer Ryan Quinn, Sgt. Raymond Maloney, and Officers James Carey, Joe Mastronardy and Kyle Martucci.

fed up October 16, 2012 at 01:55 AM
@ballantine Do you not see the problem in your once great town? Or do you not read the entire paper. This is a daily occurance. drugs ,guns, gangs,hookers,meth clinics, rapes, crackhouse motels, theft , armed robbery, home invasions........ Come on. Im sorry that i make no sense to you and you dont understand my logic. As far as the trash from up north goes. A lot of those people that moved to tr for a better and safer town to live in are moving out before their homes are worth squat. and yes i am much happier now that i have left good old dover township. maybe they should change the name back. lol
Catherine Galioto October 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM
Since the parkway ramp construction, Route 9 is the parkway at that point of the roadway. Route 166 and 9 begin to overlap again at the Beachwood circle. Although, many drivers refer to the entire stretch as Route 9.
Mr Kaye October 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Catherine,Jennifer is correct.The Pleasant Plains section of Toms River IS rt.9.Please check your maps.
Catherine Galioto October 18, 2012 at 09:39 PM
This 7-11 is the southern one near Briar Knoll, not the Church Road intersection 7-11 on Route 9.
Frank White October 21, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I agree with Fed Up T.R. was a great place to grow up. All I hear about now is the Mexicans, Drugs and Armed Robberies.

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