MAN CHARGED IN ’07 ROBBERY TRY

A Keansburg man has been charged with attempted robbery for his alleged attempt to rob a Red Bank liquor store at knifepoint in 2007.

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Capt. Steve McCarthy tells redbankgreen that borough police had been on the lookout for Nicholas Cournoyer, now 26 years old, since shortly after the June 14, 2007 robbery try at Red Bank Liquors on West Street.

In that incident, reported at 6:11p, Cournoyer is alleged to have passed a note to the store clerk demanding money and threatening to shoot him if he didn’t comply. The suspect then drew a large knife and displayed it, McCarthy says.

The store clerk retreated to the back of the store and the suspect fled without any money, he says.

Yesterday, police in Middletown arrested Cournoyer for a burglary that also occurred June 14, 2007 in that town.

Red Bank followed up on the arrest by charging Cournoyer with attempted armed robbery and weapons charges. He was arraigned before Red Bank Judge William Himelman, who set bail on those charges at $120,000.

As of last night, Cournoyer was in the Monmouth County lockup, according to McCarthy.

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