Crime Alert (Armed Robbery) – Country Farms Store in Eric Plaza on Lacey Road – On Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 11:10 a.m., the Lacey Township Police Department responded to the Country Farms Store located within Eric Plaza on Lacey Road in Forked River with a report of an armed robbery. A white male, medium build, possibly in his mid to late 30’s, approximately 5’11” to 6’1″ tall, wearing a black & white checkered flannel jacket, a black hoody under the flannel, a black scull cap with a squared logo, dark pants, sneakers, and sun glasses. Hair color unknown and no facial hair.
The man entered the store, brandished a black handgun and fled the store after receiving cash from the clerk. The man was observed entering a light green, older model, 4 door sedan, unknown model (similar to a Ford Taurus). The vehicle left the area west on Adolphus Street toward Lake Barnegat Drive North in Forked River. The Lacey Township Police Department patrol division personnel are searching for the vehicle. A countywide alert (MOCIB) was issued at the time of the initial report. Detectives have responded to the scene to conduct the follow-up investigation.