Sunday, August 30, 2015

Local Barber Shop Robbed; Police Search for Suspect

On Saturday August 29, 2015 at approximately 3:50 pm, the Absecon Police Department responded to a robbery at 129 New Jersey Avenue (Olivia’s Barber Shop). 

The witnesses advised that a white male standing at approximately six foot three inches with a skinny build, wearing a beige baseball cap, blond curly hair, a black hoodie, black sunglasses, and dark colored pants entered the store through the front door and immediately reached over the counter grabbing the cash draw. 

The male proceeded to take the draw and fled the store on foot. The male was last seen running north in the wooded area towards the cemetery on church street. 

Absecon Police immediately set up a perimeter and Hamilton Twp. K-9 unit arrived on scene. Patrol conducted a thorough search in a large wooded area behind the cemetery located at The Absecon United Methodist Church (on Pitney Road), and located evidence. 

The search was terminated after approximately one hour. The police are following up on several leads. 

The case is being investigated by Ptl. D. Markman #855. If anyone has any further information, please contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.


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