Predawn armed robbery attempt in Jackson under probe: report
An alleged overnight robbery attempt and possible shooting in Jackson is under investigation by township and Ocean County law enforcement.
According to Shore News Network, a man living on West Countyline Road summoned police at 2:56 AM to report that he had been confronted about an hour earlier while walking home from a bar in the Brook Plaza on South New Prospect Road.
He told police that a man on a bicycle pulled out a knife and demanded money, and that a second attacker jumped in when he resisted and a struggle ensued, the report said.
He recollected hearing two gunshots while on the ground before the suspects fled, and sustained an apparent facial gunshot wound. He was given hospital treatment, the report said.
Anyone with information that can augment police efforts to track the suspects is urged to call Jackson PD Detective Edward Howe, 732-928-1111.