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Toms River Radio Shack Store Burglarized

Pair stole cash registers, electronic items

Police are investigating who may have burglarized a township Radio Shack store Thursday morning.

Officer Pascale Gambardella is investigating the burglary, which occurred around 1 a.m. at the Radio Shack located at routes 9 and 70. 

Security video shows two suspects apparently smashed the front door, then ransacked the store and removed two cash registers and electronic items that were for sale, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said.

Both suspects appeared to be wearing gloves and masks, said Mastronardy. One of the suspects wore a black hoodie, black pants with a light blue stripe down the sides with light colored sneakers; the other a dark blue jacket with a red hoodie underneath and blue jeans and black shoes, the chief said. 

Also investigating are Ocean County Sheriff’s Investigators Eric Skieczius and Shannon Dugan.

grace December 13, 2013 at 08:35 AM
when is the new chief being announced?
grace December 13, 2013 at 09:58 AM
way to go @ maruca!!!!
Marynary December 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Such an in depth description but they never mentioned the race. Which provided would certainly limit the suspect numbers.
suz December 13, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Sorry, but Patch usually doesn't mention he race if the suspects are black, it seems. No problem when he/she is white, however.
Daniel Nee (Editor) December 13, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Suz - That is patently untrue. If the race of a suspect is included in a description, I include it in the article. Period. In this case, the suspects wore masks and no race was included in the description provided to us, likely because their race is unknown.
Marynary December 13, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Daniel are you routinely provided with a written release or Is it mostly verbal? Reason I ask is one of the primary or first blanks to fill in on those reports is the race. It eliminates large groups from the suspect pile as it can eliminate blacks, whites or Spanish. However in Suz's defense it is noticeable how often race is missing in the stories on the Patch. What I am saying is the cops know whether the bad guy is white or black in most any face to face crime. Just this morning a description of a criminal in the Berkley Patch contained the bad guy's race clearly stated as white. As we are your readers all we are saying is accurate descriptions are important to the audience.
suz December 13, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Marynary...you had said that much more eloquently than I. Thank you.
John Walton December 13, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Suz and Marynary, what odd posts. It's strange when people post such pissant, nit picky criticism of these articles and the writers, you've added nothing to the discourse. I'm glad to have access to real local news. Get a life wierdos, do something worthwhile with your free time!
Shelly December 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM
We've all seen the articles where the race is mentioned as white. if there is no race indicated in the article, most likely that means that the race is black or Hispanic. After all, we don't want to hurt the feelings of these criminals by posting their race!
Marynary December 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Well John I realize that the TR Patch is closing in on it's first Pulitzer but we were just explaining where our statements were coming from. Accurate and complete reports tend to satisfy readers.
Daniel Nee (Editor) December 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Mary - We obtain information in different ways. Sometimes it's an e-mail, sometimes there is a prepared statement from the prosecutor's office, sometimes a phone call if we hear something and follow up. In this case, the suspects were wearing masks and gloves. Not sure how anyone could determine their race without seeing what they look like. For the record, there are no conspiracies going on here where we include white racial descriptions and not others. We include descriptions of suspects as provided to us by law enforcement. Period.
grace December 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Amen sister suz
proud December 14, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Perhaps at the next KKK meeting all attendees should be encouraged to cancel their Patch subscriptions.
grace December 14, 2013 at 01:25 PM
lol gettin new sheets
Spooner December 14, 2013 at 02:51 PM
@proud-hey you talking about reviving the old KKK stronghold down here back in twenties, which is now called Riverwood Park in Toms River...
Halpha2 December 14, 2013 at 06:04 PM
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!!!!!!!
Marynary December 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Daniel Nee, I did not allude to any kind of conspiracy. I asked how you got the info you put into print. Your answer up until you went off on the tangent was informative and interesting. However now the thread has been turned into something of an entirely different nature. BTW Neither Suz nor I are the first to have noticed or mention the description differences. Hopefully now since our discussion it will be a mute issue.
suz December 15, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Perhaps better journalism/reporting would be helpful until all the facts are presented?
John Walton December 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Suz and marynary, you are a little bizzare. All news outlets release info as they recieve it. If you really cared about this, why didn't you contact the TR police for information? You sound like 12 year olds, print your real names trolls. Danielle Nee shouldn't have bothered to answer your silly posts, and you feeling the need to repeatedly point out the information about race really says something about your character since it did appear that all the available info was in the article.
suz December 15, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Hey John, I have family members in the 'journalists' profession, and if they ever reported the way that, sometimes, the Patch reports, they would of been canned a long time ago. If you don't know the whole story or the facts TRUTHFULLY then maybe they should hold off on the reporting until the facts are all in...I'm just saying.
Daniel Nee (Editor) December 16, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Suz - Once again, I'm not sure how we (or even the police, for that matter) were supposed to determine the race of a suspect who wore a mask and gloves and whose race could not be determined by the surveillance video. If we went by your suggestion, nobody would know about a burglary that occurred in town. Does that serve the public interest? I can't speak to how your relative performs his or her duties where he or she works, but I can say that I've never heard of someone refusing to publish a news story because of the inability to publish details that are impossible to be known in the first place. This will be my last comment on the matter.
suz December 16, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Oh Dan, you and I both know that the police have a fairly good "idea" on who the suspects are when a crime is committed. They just don't release the info until they are certain...my point exactly. I completely understand that the Patch is doing the best they can with what info they get from the PD, but lets call a spade a spade when the time is right (no racial pun intended). By the way, most of the time I like the Patch and its reporting. Nothing personal.
proud December 16, 2013 at 06:44 PM
What a bunch of hogwash.

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