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Residents Attacked in Apartment Robbery; Two Suspects Flee After Assault

Police searching for two suspects in Sunday afternoon incident that left occupants injured

Toms River Police are looking for two men who, after ringing a Villages of Bey Lea apartment's doorbell, assaulted the occupants who answered the door and allegedly stole their cash, jewelry and pills.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the Sunday robbery began with a ring of the doorbell. The suspects — two men — came to the Villages of Bey Lea, off Old Freehold Road, around 3:30 p.m.

"Once the victim answered it they forced their way into the apartment and indicated that they had weapons," Mastronardy said. "No weapons were used or shown but they did indicate they had weapons."

The suspects assaulted three victims in the apartment, punching and striking them and wrestling them to the ground, Mastronardy said. The victims were the apartment's 25 year-old male resident and two guests — two male Brick residents, aged 23 and 25 — all of which were transported to Community Medical Center for injuries.

After the assault, the suspects reportedly fled on foot. Mastronardy said the suspects stole more $400 in cash, a $17,000 gold necklace and 30 Roxicet pills out of the apartment.

Police are looking for two black males. One was described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with four gold teeth, wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a black baseball cap. The other male was described as 5’9” 220 pounds, corn row style braided hair, wearing tan pants and shirt and a tan baseball cap.

 Investigating are the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Officers Art Pennell, Frank Moschella, anyone with information is requested to call Toms River Detective Chris Fluck at 732-349-0150 ext 1222.

George May 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Yes, reality is sad. It's happened before and it'll happen again -- criminal-on-criminal crime -- in addition to the everyday burglaries of innocent residents' homes. The police investigation continues...
The Crazy Irish May 16, 2012 at 01:43 PM
You seldom will find a chronic pain suffer wearing a 17k chain.So in this case it is fair to say that the victims were the ones to blame and should be the subject of a search warrant in about 2-4 hours. That aside has anyone thought about the fact that the only way an addict can get more schedule II/III drugs is to claim them stolen by police report? :)
Chris June 11, 2012 at 06:34 PM
What apartment building did this happen in. I live in these apartments and wondered
Chris July 02, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Reject Chris 2:34 pm on Monday, June 11, 2012 What apartment building did this happen in. I live in these apartments and wondered
trgirl July 09, 2012 at 12:20 PM
It seems some who migrate to the Jersey Shore bring a lifetime of the worst parts of urban life with them. So yes, this is not the Toms River we once knew and loved. However, name a place that remains unchanged and untainted: drugs, gangs, all manner of crime. The world is in a very sad state.

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