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Woman Robbed, Cut While Walking Along Herbertsville Road

Police looking for three suspects

A woman walking along Herbertsville Road was accosted by three men, robbed and cut with a boxcutter Thursday afternoon, police said.

According to Brick Police Capt. John Rein, the police department received a call at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday from the Krauszers convenience store on Herbertsville Road reporting a woman had been robbed of her purse and cut in the process.

The victim, a 38-year-old township woman, told police she was walking along a trail on the side of Herbertsville Road near the Brick Township Fire Training Center when she was accosted by three young men. One of the group attempted to steal the victim's purse by cutting the shoulder strap with a box cutter and, in the process, cut the victims right hand.

All three then fled the area on foot, two running south on Maple Ave. and one running into the wooded area to the rear of the fire training center, Rein said.

The area was searched by police officers and K-9 units but the suspects were not found by Thursday evening.

The victim was treated on scene by Brick Police EMS and transported to for treatment of her injury.

The suspects are described as teenaged, black males with a light complexion, one wearing a red hooded jacket, one wearing black and yellow jacket and the last wearing a black leather jacket.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Brick Township Police Detective Kenneth Steinberg at 732-262-1120.

J.JONES April 12, 2012 at 03:30 AM
With the warmer weather coming ..wait and see how many more problems come out of the Maple leaf ..and Millbrook condo's ..and the surrounding areas..watch you backs and property ..
clyde May 02, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Since there is soo much scum in maple leaf, can we declare it an enviromental hazard?? Then make it a superfund site, bulldoze it & then put up solar panels.
Myron Kozak June 27, 2012 at 08:34 PM
The new management of Maple Leaf Park Condo has invested over $125,000 in surveillance cameras in phase I, which Brick Police can monitor remotely. The cameras have helped the police on three break-ins. Phase II scheduled in next sixty days, when project is finish all the courts and common hallways will be monitored.
Frank September 24, 2012 at 06:09 PM
I've been reading these comments that were posted earlier this year. Just let me say that I have lived in Maple Leaf for 15 years. Yes, we've had our problems, but they are not as exaggerated as most of you have made them out to be. There has been a HUGE improvement in the entire development since MSK Property management has taken over last year. The maintenance has improved dramatically, there are cameras everywhere which has scared away most of the druggies, etc. Once they found out they were being watched and videotaped they left. I have asked many of the neighbors who used to complain about things happeneing at the bus stops, etc. They all confirmed they haven't seen anything since the new security and cameras have been implemented. Everyone feels much safer now and it has gotten much quieter. Things are looking up!
Richy Russo September 26, 2012 at 06:48 AM
That's great Frank, maybe this administration can put cameras up on Herbertsville road where this incident took place, Instead of bombarding us with red light cameras. Maybe security cameras are in order. They have them around the reservoir.. I guess they like to look at the water.. Maybe they can "kill two birds with one stone" and put a red light camera at Maple and Herbertsville which is just a few feet from where this happened. Now that there are cameras in your development, they will simply take their business outside of the complex. But our town is too busy planning more red light cams to be concerned about actual solving real problems in this town. I can't even get them to do their jobs when I call them for real issues that they need to address.

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