Eatontown Officer Exchanges Gunfire with Armed Robbery Suspect

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at an Eatontown pharmacy Tuesday evening.

The unknown suspect fired his weapon at an Eatontown police officer who returned fire, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Eatontown police responded to a pair of 911 calls around 6:43 p.m. yesterday reporting an armed robbery in progress at the AllTown Pharmacy on Wyckoff Road.

The suspect entered the pharmacy, demanded prescription narcotics from an employee but fled the scene when he realized officers were arriving.

The unknown suspect was last seen wearing a tan-colored hooded jacket with black gloves, and jeans. He was also wearing a scarf that covered his face.

Arriving officers ensued a foot pursuit, when the suspect fired at an Eatontown police officer.

The suspect ran to a vehicle in the Michaels Plaza parking lot and was last seen fleeing the scene on Route 36 West.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Brian Weisbrot of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text "MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.