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Police Seek Man Suspected of Robbing Two Convenience Stores In One Day

A man suspected of robbing two township stores at gunpoint on July 14 is being sought by township and county authorities.

The man being sought robbed clerks at the 6-Ten convenience store on Hamilton Street and the D-Mart convenience store on Somerset Street, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the release, at around midnight on July 14, a man robbed the 6-Ten store at gunpoint, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes toward Franklin Boulevard.

At about 9:46 p.m. the same day, police received a 9-1-1 call from the D-Mart store. There, a clerk told police that a man armed with a handgun robbed an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes, according to the release. The man was seen fleeing toward Route 27 and Maltilda Avenue.

Authorities believe the same man is responsible for both robberies. The suspect is described as being white, in his late 20s to mid-30s, about 5’10” to 6” tall, dark hair, and wearing a baseball cap and scarf coring his face, dark pants with white lettering on the right leg and a long-sleeved dark jacket with a grey stripe down one arm.

Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are conducting the investigation, according to the press release.

Detectives ask anyone who observed an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area at the time the robberies were committed to contact law enforcement.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533, the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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