RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Raritan Township Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven in Raritan Township on Sunday night.
On July 31, at around 8:54 p.m., police responded to the 7-Eleven, located at 268 Route 202, for a report of an armed robbery, police said.
An employee of the store told police that three Black males in their late teens or early twenties entered the store and one of the males purchased some items. The other two men then ran towards the fireworks display, grabbed two boxes of fireworks and exited the store without paying, police said.
The employee followed the three males out the store, confronted them, and asked for the merchandise back. One of the males that grabbed the fireworks allegedly told the employee that he had a gun, police said.
According to the employee, the man lifted the front of his shirt and displayed the butt of a handgun. The employee was struck in the back of his head by one of the males after attempting to grab a set of car keys from the male that purchased the items, police said.
The three men then fled the scene in a silver colored sedan with Pennsylvania license plates, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Raritan Township Police Department at 908-782-8889.