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Gunman in ski mask holds up Hasbrouck Heights Rite Aid

Photo Credit: Courtesy HASBROUCK HEIGHTS POLICE
Photo Credit: Courtesy HASBROUCK HEIGHTS POLICE

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A robber pulled a ski mask over his face, pointed a gun at a Rite Aid cashier in Hasbrouck Heights and made off with the contents of a cash register last night.

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UPDATE: A manhunt was under way for a Bergen County armed robber who is believed to have struck five times in a little over 24 hours this weekend — twice in Hasbrouck Heights and once each in Garfield, Lodi and Elmwood Park, authorities said. READ MORE ….

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The robber entered the pharmacy in the 100 block of Boulevard at 8:20 p.m., walked halfway down an aisle, then pulled the ski mark over his face and walked straight to the front of the store, Police Detective Sgt. Michael Colaneri Jr. told CLIFFVIEW PILOT late last night.

Pointing a black handgun, the 6-foot-tall, 160-pound robber ordered the cashier in a Spanish accent to empty the register into his black Jansport backpack, Colaneri said.

He then exited south on Boulevard and got into what police believe was a dark-colored, four-door Volkswagen sedan around the corner from the pharmacy that headed west.

Colaneri said the robber was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves and grey and blue sneakers.

He also had black gage earrings and a yellow and black necklace.

If you have information that can help police catch him, call Hasbrouck Heights PD: (201) 288-6019

SURVEILLANCE IMAGE: Courtesy HASBROUCK HEIGHTS POLICE

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