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Employee tied up during armed robbery in Hackettstown (VIDEO)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Police continue to search for suspects who zip-tied a victim up during an armed robbery in Hackettstown.

The armed robbery occurred on Saturday between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at the Anderson Check Cashing, located at 270 Main Street, police said.

According to police, two males forced an employee into a section of the business and ordered the employee to open the safe. When the safe was opened, one suspect zip-tied the employee and the other suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money. One of the males displayed a handgun.

The victim was then able to call police, authorities said.

The two males then entered a tan or beige Ford Explorer with New Jersey license plates and a driver was waiting inside the vehicle. The vehicle was then last seen heading Route 46 westbound, police said.

One male is described as short, stocky, wearing a black  jacket, ski mask, black BDU pants, black boots, and appeared to have a neatly trimmed mustache, police said.

The other male is described as tall, thin, wearing a black ski mask, black coveralls, black hoodie, boots with a brown upper section, and carrying a black backpack, police said.

The victim was transported by Hackettstown First Aid & Rescue Squad to Hackettstown Medical Center, police said.

Police are asking anyone in that area to check their surveillance video for any footage of the vehicle or suspects.

Anyone with information or has surveillance video regarding this case is encouraged to call the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300 or send an anonymous tip by texting 888-777 and in the message part you must first type “TIP HACKPD” then type your tip.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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