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Suspect still on the loose after armed robbery in Wharton

WHARTON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Police are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery in Wharton Thursday morning. 

Police said they responded to a call of an armed robbery at 9:48 a.m. in the area of Elizabeth Street, police said.

The man fled the scene in an unknown direction and remains on the loose at this time, police said. A description of the suspect was not released.

Police remained in the area Thursday and told residents to avoid the area if possible. Reports of a shooting are not accurate, police said.

“We are confident that the public is safe to resume normal activity,” police said Thursday evening.

The Wharton Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information or has video footage from Thursday morning’s incident is asked to contact Det. Ornelas at 862-397-2743.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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