RUMSON: STRONG-ARM ROBBERY AT BUY RITE

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON2An “apparently agitated” turned into a strong-arm robber at the Buy Rite Liquors store in Rumson Thursday night, police report.

The antsy customer, in the process of paying for a six-pack, shoved aside the sales clerk when the register drawer opened, grabbed a handful of cash and fled, Chief Scott Paterson tells redbankgreen.

The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. The robber got away with about $800, Paterson said. It was not immediately clear if he fled on foot or if a vehicle was waiting nearby.

Paterson said police have a possible ID on the perpetrator.