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Armed Robbers Smash Their Way Into Franklin Township Jewelry Store

Franklin Township (Somerset)

By: Tracie Carter

Law enforcement officials in Somerset County reported an investigation into an armed robbery at a Hamilton Street business in Franklin Township on Monday, May 1st. 

According to Prosecutor McDonald, the incident happened at approximately 11:56 a.m.,

Franklin Township Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery at a local jewelry store.  

Prosecutor McDonald said upon arrival, police determined that three unidentified males gained entry by breaking the glass of the locked front door while a fourth unidentified male remained outside in a vehicle.

One of the unidentified males entered the store while brandishing a handgun toward the employees, while the other two suspects proceeded to smash the glass display cases and steal an undisclosed amount of jewelry before fleeing the area in a vehicle.  

Prosecutor McDonad said no injuries occurred during the robbery.  

Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to investigate.  

Police said the male suspect wore masks and gloves during the robbery and were last seen fleeing the area on Hamilton Street towards Kossuth Street, Somerset, in an older model silver 4-door Lincoln Town car believed to have out-of-state license plates.  

Prosecutor McDonald said investigators are seeking the public’s help with any information relating to the actors or the vehicle above, which they may have observed in the area on May 1st, before or after the robbery.