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Armed Robbery at Manalapan Pharmacy, Suspect Demanded Oxycodone

Police are still searching for the suspect.

There was an attempted armed robbery at Maio's Medicine Chest on Union Hill Road in Manalapan at 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. 

The suspect, described by police as a white male in his 20s, provided the pharmacy attendant with a written note demanding all of the "oxy" in the store, Manalapan Police Captain Michael Fountain said. No oxycodone was supplied to the perpetrator, according to Fountain.

The man told the attendant that he had a gun and displayed a black handgun.

The suspect fled the scene of the crime on foot in an unknown direction. He is armed with a black handgun and is wearing black sweatpants, black sweatshirt, and a black baseball cap, Fountain confirmed.

Manalapan Police are currently at the scene searching for the suspect. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.

This is a breaking news story. Continue to follow Manalapan Patch as additional information will be added to the story as it becomes available.

John Jay September 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
For those who don't believe armed citizens can make a significant impact to deter crime, please get a copy of the book "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott His was the first study of its kind that shows how violent crime rates go down in states with "shall issue" concealed carry laws -- the statistical analysis of crime data for every county in the United States during 29 years from 1977 to 2005 is presented. Unlike the anti-gun and disgraced Michael A. Bellesiles, who presented false data to support his Left Wing agenda, Lott's data has withstood the test of time and every imaginable critic. The book is in its third printing -- the data is there -- and it can stop the most intelligent and most ignorant anti-gun people in their tracks. I hope you folks get a copy and help repeal New Jersey's Left Wing gun laws.
John Jay September 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Interesting information that strongly supports the theory in practice that armed citizens can and do deter crime: "Also addressed by the new third edition is the federal “assault weapons” legislation, which took effect in 1994 but terminated in 2004. Gun control advocates predicted an explosion in murder and violent crime when the ban expired, but rates actually declined substantively. As Lott notes, “rarely do we get a chance to look at the impact of gun laws when they are first passed and then when they are eliminated.” "...Immediately following the Court’s District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Washington, D.C. murder rate fell 25% (compared to a 7% nationwide reduction). Lott notes that the city of Chicago shows the opposite pattern, as the murder rate “exploded” after imposing its 1982 gun ban." "In the new third edition, Lott also addresses the inefficacy of such things as waiting periods, mandatory trigger locks and gun show regulations. Each of these regulations raises obstacles for people to defend themselves, thereby making it easier for criminals to prey on weaker citizens with greater confidence." "And, as noted above, Dr. Lott has not encountered a single jurisdiction in the entire world where imposing gun control laws triggered a decline in murder rates." (See: http://cfif.org/v/index.php/commentary/42-constitution-and-legal/686-john-lott-more-guns-still-less-crime)
John Jay September 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Which works best: Dial 911 and pray, or draw your weapon on a criminal and make THEM pray?
George Hartigan September 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM
John, If you look at the application one of the reasons a judge can deny the permit is due to a "Lack of justifiable need". This need of course is determined by the judge. I'm guessing the average citizen gets shut out on these grounds. I'm trying to find "Justifiable need" in the second amendment. Can't find it anywhere....
John Jay September 21, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Hi George: I think owning and operating a drug store a business where you handle large amounts of cash would be a good reason to be issued a permit. The worst the judge would do is say no -- and then it's time to get the lawyers involved. Isn't it insane that we have such situation in New Jersey? 40 states don't tolerate this nonsense, but the Left Wing and some ill-informed Republicans would rather make citizens potential victims than have criminals be put on notice. Gov. Christie is 100% wrong to support current gun laws -- but I have a feeling he is making a decision based on the politics of a state that has an enormous number of people that are ignorant about the legal use of firearms. RE: "George Hartigan 11:33 am on Friday, September 21, 2012 John, If you look at the application one of the reasons a judge can deny the permit is due to a "Lack of justifiable need". This need of course is determined by the judge. I'm guessing the average citizen gets shut out on these grounds. I'm trying to find "Justifiable need" in the second amendment. Can't find it anywhere...."

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