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UPDATE: Knife-Wielding Suspect Robs Elizabeth Supermarket

By rlsmetro on
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Police officials reported no physical injuries in an armed robbery of a supermarket in the city on New Years's evening. 

Elizabeth law enforcement officials said at approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to reports of an armed robbery in progress at the Giant Farm Market located at 1081 Elizabeth Avenue. 

Several units arrived at the scene and found a cashier who notified police of the robbery by dialing 911. 

The employee reported that a black male dressed in all black face-covering entered the supermarket then walked behind the counter. 

According to police, the assailant brandished a knife and told the cashier to "open the register." 

The suspect took $2,700 before fleeing the scene on foot towards East Jersey Street, police officials said.   

Elizabeth Police are on the search for the suspect.