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Police issue sketch of Frenchtown strong-arm robbery suspect

frenchtownHunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and Frenchtown Borough Police Chief Al Kurylka today distributed a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in the strong-arm robbery that allegedly took place in Frenchtown, NJ at 12:30 p.m. on March 22.

A “strong-arm robbery” usually involves the threat or actual use of force to overcome a victim’s resistance.

The Prosecutor’s Office and Frenchtown Police say the 91-year-old female victim had parked her car, and was walking from the parking lot of the Frenchtown Market when she was accosted by the suspect.

Officials say the suspect ran up to the woman and snatched a purse from her shoulder, before fleeing on foot. The victim went inside the Frenchtown Market and called 911, and officials say they later determined the suspect had loitered outside the store for 15 to 20 minutes prior to the incident.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, wearing dark blue jeans and a green hooded jacket pulled over his head. Click on the photo above for more detail.

Hunterdon County Crimestoppers has raised the reward to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Kearns thanked the New Jersey State Police Forensic Artist Unit that provided the composite sketch of the suspect, and said, “The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Frenchtown Borough Police are working diligently to track down this individual, and we urge anyone with information to please come forward.”

Frenchtown police can be reached at (908) 996-4820.


(Information is provided by law enforcement officials, and is assumed accurate. All suspects and arrested persons are presumed not guilty unless proven guilty in a Court of Law or until such rights are waived by the accused.)

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