Toms River Police Chase and Capture Armed Robber
Toms River-Toms River Police responded to the Exxon service Station at Route 9 and Route 571 just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Sergeant Ed Mooney coordinated a search of the area for a white male who was reportedly armed with a handgun and left the scene north on route 9 with about $200 in proceeds.
The suspect was observed by a witness running down Swain Avenue a dead end just north of the station towards the Garden state Parkway. Within 30 minutes of the robbery Officer Frank Moschella observed a suspect matching the description of the suspect at Old Freehold Road and the Garden state Parkway. That suspect a 21 year old Pleasant Plains man is in the process of being charged with the robbery after and investigation by Detectives Roger Hull, Brian Lomer and Louis Santora. Also assisting in the investigation is the Ocean County Sheriff’s department.