Toms River Police are investigating a string of similar robberies where the suspect wore the same type clothing, pretended to have a weapon and took off with cash from the register.

The first in this string of thefts occurred on December 19 around 7:45 pm, when police responded to the Wawa on Route 9 near Stevens Road.

A gas attendant told officers that a white male pushed his way into the kiosk and tried to grab money from the cash register before taking off on foot.

In this incident, the suspect didn't show a weapon.

On December 26 around 5:00 pm, police responded to the Krauszer's on Hooper Avenue and spoke to a store clerk who told them that the suspect, described as a white male and wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, tried to access the cash register leading to a struggle in the store and the suspect taking off on foot.

On Wednesday of this week around 10:40 pm, police responded to the 7-Eleven on Route 166 near Hilltop Road and spoke to a store clerk who said the suspect, described as a white male wearing a white sweatshirt, approached him behind the counter, threatened that he had a weapon that was never displayed and he was able to take money from the register and then took off on foot.

The store clerk was not injured during the encounte.

The Ocean County Sheriff CSI Unit responded to both the 7-Eleven and Krauszer’s scenes.

Toms River Police continue investigating these robberies and said that at this time, it is unknown if the three incidents are related.

Anyone with information though is asked to contact the Toms River Police Department at (732) 349-0150, Detective Daniel Brennan extension 1290 or Detective Travis Seaman extension 1368.

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