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Union Liquor Store Robbed at Gunpoint; Third Robbery Since 2018

By rlsmetro on
Union Township (Union)

Police in Union are investigating a liquor store robbery that occurred on Thursday in the Township.

According to police, on February 18, at 7:36 p.m., police headquarters received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at Village Liquors at 1233 Magie Avenue reporting that they had just been robbed.

Police said that officers and Detectives responded to the store and their investigation showed that two men came into the store and one had a handgun. The men then walked behind the counter and ordered the employees to open up the register and give them all the money.

According to police, the two men who robbed the store are described as thin African American men in their twenties. The men stole over $500 cash and fled on foot on Magie Avenue. It is believed that there was a car close by and the men escaped in the car.  

This is the third armed robbery that has taken place at Village Liquors since 2018. Published reports say the establishment was robbed in September of 2018 and then again on February 15 of this year.

Detective Sergio Pereira is the Detective assigned to the case and he is trying to identify the suspects and the car they used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information on this crime can speak to Detectives at 908-851-5030 or contact Detective Pereira at SPereira@uniontownship.com.  All calls will be kept confidential if needed.