Robbinsville robbery of teen girls not a random act, cops say after manhunt
ROBBINSVILLE — Township said the armed robbery of two teenage girls on Thursday night does not appear to be a random act.
The reported robbery sparked a massive manhunt that left neighborhoods in this township and in neighboring Hamilton and West Windsor on edge.
Police on Friday afternoon said they have identified a suspect but are continuing their investigation. No arrests have been made.
"Robbinsville Police do not believe there is a threat to the general public at this time," the department said on its Facebook page. Messages to the department seeking further comment were not immediately returned on Saturday morning.
Two teen girls told police they had been held up at gunpoint on the cul-de-sac of Line Road while walking in the woods along the borders of all three municipalities. They said their purses were stolen. They told police the suspect ran west on Flock Road in Hamilton.
A search involving K9 units and patrol units from Hamilton, West Windsor and Robbinsville did not locate the suspect. A State Police helicopter was also used in the search.
The suspect was described by police as a black male standing 6 feet tall and wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie and a black & white bandana over his face.
Anyone with information about the robbery should call Robbinsville Police at 609-259-3900.