UPDATE: Two Masked Men Hold Up L&J Check Cashing in Hightstown

Two masked robbers held up L&J Check Cashing on South Main Street in Hightstown around 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, according to police and one of the storeowners.

One of the men showed a gun during the holdup but there were no injuries, according to a police press release.

This is the second time it has been robbed in the past two weeks and money was taken in both instances, said an owner who did not want to be named.

The robbers are described as black men, around six feet tall, police said. One had a stocky build and was wearing a knit mask, blue jeans and a light grey hooded sweatshirt, while the other had a thin build and was wearing a plastic mask, dark brown or black sneakers, blue jeans and a charcoal grey hooded sweatshirt.

Officers were seen investigating Monday and at one point, a police K9 and a heavily armed officer were seen walking in the area.

Police are requesting that anyone with information about this incident to call the Hightstown Borough Police Department at 609-448-1234.


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