Thursday, November 15, 2012

NJ:Armed East Brunswick business owner halts attempted armed robbery

EAST BRUNSWICK — Police are searching for two armed suspects who attempted to hold up the Harry’s Gold on Route 18, but were stopped in their tracks by the gun-welding owner, Detective Sgt. Kevin Zebro said. At 3:44 p.m., Tuesday the police responded to the store where two males had entered the shop after it was empty of all customers.

According to Zebro, one of the suspects brandished a black handgun while the second male attempted to enter a locked office. The owner of the store produced his handgun, which he has a legal permit to carry, Zebro said.

The owner was the only one working at the time of the incident, Zebro said.

Upon seeing the owner’s handgun, both suspects fled the store without any proceeds and ran north on Route 18.

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