Brick Police Searching for Suspect in Two Armed Robberies

Convenience stores robbed Sunday morning, cops say

Brick police are searching for a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred in town early Sunday morning.

The 7-Eleven store on Route 88 and the Wawa on Lanes Mill Road were both robbed by a man with a knife. Police suspect the same person is responsible for both robberies.

The first of the two robberies occurred at the 7-Eleven at about 4:20 a.m., said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard. At that time, a person wearing a ski mask entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money from the store employee.

As the store employee began to turn over money to the suspect, he attempted to pull the ski mask off the suspect, said Reinhard.

"The suspect then raised the knife towards the employee," said Reinhard, in a statement, but "the employee retreated into the office, at which time the suspect fled with no proceeds."

The second robbery occurred a short time later, about 5:20 a.m., at the Wawa located at 6 Lanes Mill Road. The suspect in that robbery also brandished a knife, Reinhard said, but fled with no money after the store employee activated an alarm.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 inches to 5-foot-10 inches tall with black hair with shaved sides. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Reinhard said the man may be operating a blue, four-door Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

Photos may be released when they become available, said Reinhard.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Detective Daniel Waleski from the Brick Township Police Department Investigations Unit at 732-262-1120 or the main police number, 732-262-1100.

lisa January 14, 2013 at 01:05 AM
he must need to raise his house
Jerry Belle January 14, 2013 at 01:06 AM
And....? What did you do?
RCL67 January 14, 2013 at 01:46 AM
What the hell is going on in this town?
hard working sucker January 14, 2013 at 01:57 AM
to missing brick...i'm really glad that you got a laugh. i've read some of your posts and i am truly sorry for what you are going through. it makes me feel better to know that someone, somewhere, in brick finally laughed in all of this mess. i say let's just all go down to fema and laugh at them wouldn't that be a sight! maybe they'd realize that they work for us, not the other way around. laugh a little each day.
jack smith January 14, 2013 at 02:27 AM
probably needs money to raise his house 12 feet.
WMS826 January 14, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Is it me or ever since this Acropolis regime took over things have gone to pot. Bring back Joe scarpelli please. I don't care about a measly 5 thousand dollars he took.
Quah January 14, 2013 at 03:29 AM
you mean the 5000 he admitted to!
Obama is a Marxist January 14, 2013 at 07:36 AM
This is a direct result of Obama being our president. Obama is destroying our country and you watch more and more of this type of crime is going to happen all over the country. My bet is its the same kid who robbed the bank a couple of weeks ago, We have a president who is all about serving himself while our economy tanks even more.....
WMS826 January 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Go on Diane Turton and see how they are giving houses away in Howell and nearby areas. brick seems to have held up a bit better as I see it. I agree with you. The chickens have come home to roost. Get used to the new normal.
Quah January 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM
You're right.Never any robbery til Obama was elected.....blue collar crime,I mean
pd January 14, 2013 at 02:41 PM
In a stronger economy, junkies don't rob convenience stores?
medeelee January 14, 2013 at 02:48 PM
The "new" normal sucks!!!! This town has gone so downhill these past 5 or so years!!! Don't really feel so safe anymore ....
Anthony January 14, 2013 at 02:50 PM
You know, it's not just drug addicts that rob places. Every time one of these stories come out, people automatically assume it was a drug addict. I know PLENTY of drug addicts, including a few guys I grew up with, and not one of them has ever robbed a bank or a convenience store. Being addicted to drugs doesn't automatically make you a criminal. Some drug addicts are soccer moms. Some drug addicts are single dads. Some drug addicts are the very same doctors you visit to get medical help. Don't get me wrong, there ARE drug addicts that rob stores and banks, but they are the extreme minority. You wouldn't like it if every time someone did something stupid, everybody automatically blames a blonde, or a black person, so quit feeding the stereotypes.
Nj Ghost January 14, 2013 at 03:19 PM
When they can't gain access to their "GOD" Drugs, you may see something quite different...And if they did pull off a robbery or some other crime to gain access to to the funding of their habit do you think they would let you know they did the it? I think not. Druggies need help and until they find themselves face down in dog crap in some unknown gutter on a rainy morning not knowing how they got there they won't seek it out by themselves. They will lie cheat and steal to get what they want.
ACL74 January 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Seriously? As if there were no crimes in Brick (or anywhere) before.
J.JONES January 14, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Didn't the stores have cameras inside and outside to get any help catching this trash ?
Brick rez January 14, 2013 at 05:33 PM
might have a point.. brick was always the safest town in the nation, If this is going on In brick cant imagine what is going on in Cities & Urban areas.... For what ever the reason he is responsible for his actions, however Desperate times equals desperate measures .... may have lost his car during sandy FEMA told him To dam bad ( like many of us) lost his job bcz he had no way of getting there.... Who knows... ??? or maybe just a junky
Brick rez January 14, 2013 at 05:35 PM
patriotmfd January 14, 2013 at 05:48 PM
maybe all the section 8 housing and welfare have something to do with it "YEH THINK" people that work every day don't rob banks stop paying people not to work
Joseph Woolston Brick January 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM
In this day and age of digital cameras, 1080p HD TV's and Iphones that take better pictures than my fathers old Nikon, why are surveillance cameras so crummy? Most surveillance photos are fuzzy and out of focus, like they were taken by a five year old with an old Kodak Brownie. If I were these store owners, I'd want my money back.
BrickAmericanMan January 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM
He probably need the money to fix that hideous hair cut? What is that even called? The bricktucky bowl cut?
read bull January 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM
wheres the 7-11 on route 88?
Brickresident January 15, 2013 at 01:17 PM
next to the windmill.
BrickMom January 15, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Now that was funny!!!
read bull January 15, 2013 at 03:15 PM
resident - thank you - speaking of windmill, what's going on there? theres a sign on the door 'closed until further notice'. Anyone?
Anthony January 15, 2013 at 03:24 PM
NJ Ghost, if it was an addict that needed money to get a fix, there's no way he's leaving without money twice. And yes, addicts WOULD tell me if they robbed a place, it's called a 4th and 5th Step. In a state with the unemployment rate that's through the roof, the highest cost of living in the nation, and no sign of improving, it's sad that you pin every robbery on a group if people who are sick. What's it like being a Saint and looking down on the rest of us? Let me know when it starts raining. You'll see it before everyone else from way up there in your ivory tower. It's nice that you can reach those conclusions and voice them without one microscopic shred of evidence to support your claim. Guess addicts are guilty until proven innocent. How many people do you look down on that have Lupus?
Missing Brick January 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
>>Guess addicts are guilty until proven innocent. << Well... stereo types aside...if someone is using an illegal substance, aren't they guilty of a crime already? I have no bone to grind with addicts, but I also wouldn't quite defend them as some sort of "oppressed" group. I'm not saying they committed this particular crime, but some addicts do rob to support their habits . Since I have found just about zero mercy post-Sandy for law abiding citizens, I have a hard time shedding a tear for those who's illness often causes harm for others. There is some culpability there no matter how many steps lead to their recovery. The high cost of living and unemployment rate is a burden for us all, not just those afflicted with a disease. Albeit it makes it harder. And I do wish them recovery...and perhaps also an emphasis on the steps that encourage reparations to others they may have harmed. I hope some future gene therapy an help them and likewise I hope many (all) of them repay the damages their illnesses have caused others. As for Lupus...I wish those poor folks health and happiness. Also a cure. I never heard of a person with Lupus holding up anyone. In their case, there would be no need for reparations and thus the lack of a stereo type against Lupus-robbery. While addiction is an illness, it is certainly not the same thing.
Nina January 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM
How ignorant some people can be is amazing to me. Anthony all we can do about people like that is pray for them. God grant me the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage the change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Mike January 16, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Anthony, None you know of.
Kei kei January 17, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Everyone I know this fool he is just a retard just moved back from nc he works under the tables so he don't have to pay his mother of his child either one child support doesn't see either of his children he decides to drink instead of taking care of his kids he is not a victim of sandy he don't even own a house luckily he just bought a truck


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