Armed suspect in Eatontown Pharmacy robbery remains at large
An armed robber is still at large following Tuesday night's holdup at Alltown Pharmacy on Wyckoff Road in Eatontown, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which released details about the incident Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect demanded prescription narcotics, then fled on foot when police arrived at the scene, according to a press release. Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni revealed that police responded to a pair of 911 calls around 6:43 p.m. and during the foot pursuit, the gunman shot at an Eatontown police officer who returned fire, then escaped in a vehicle that was parked in the Michaels Plaza.
The suspect was last seen fleeing on Route 36 west. He had a scarf covering his face and was wearing a tan-colored hooded jacket with black gloves and jeans.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Brian Weisbrot of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.
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