⚫  An armed man held up a Walgreens at gunpoint

⚫ Police said he stole thousands in cash

BRIDGETON — Police are looking for a man who held up a local Walgreens and made off with more than $5,000 in cash on Monday night.

They said the man entered the store on East Broad Street in Bridgeton shortly before 10 p.m. on Memorial Day, just when the store was about to close, and asked to use the restroom.

Shortly after, the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cashier. Authorities also said he directed store employees to open a safe while holding them at gunpoint.

No injuries were reported but the suspect made off with $5,100 in cash.

Police released an image of the suspect taken from a security camera. He is described as a black male, approximately 6’, with a stocky build, wearing a tan Nike zip-up hoodie with black lining and black zippers, grey sweatpants, and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about the Cumberland County store robbery is asked to contact Bridgeton Police at 856-451-0033.

Tips may also be shared with the police department by visiting bpd.tips

Report a correction 👈 | 👉 Contact our newsroom

Places in New Jersey where you can now carry a legal gun

New Jersey passed its own law in December, trying to ban legal guns from “sensitive places.” 

A federal judge has found many of those spots to be legally protected on the grounds of armed self-defense, noting in her opinion, “Crowded locations are not sensitive places."

Here's the latest on what is legally allowed.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM