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Welsh Farms Robbed at Gunpoint

Robber fled with cash, police say.

Welsh Farms Convenience Store in Carduner’s Plaza was robbed Thursday afternoon, police said in a news release.

A black man in his mid-30’s, approximately 6’0” to 6’2” and 260 pounds, pulled a handgun to an employee and demanded money, police said. The robber then took off with money from the register.

The store employee was not injured and the robber was described as wearing a green t-shirt, a black zip up style thermal hoodie jacket, green cargo pants, and green sneakers, police said.

David Bock August 31, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Bank Teller shot during a robbery in Hamilton, and now gun crime comes to East Windsor. I wonder if the gentleman in the green sneakers ( a crime in itself ) went through the Federal background check and filled out all the required paper work before acquiring his gun? New Jersey being one of the toughest states to get a gun permit, I am sure the guy was a pillar of the community before his unfortunate lapse in to crime. Good thing the liberals in Trenton don't allow just anyone to get a gun in New Jersey otherwise we would have things such as armed robbery all over the place. When is tough guy Christie going to assure all NJ citizens who wish to protect themselves can do so ? Not as long as he and the other political hacks have armed protection themselves paid for by the taxpayer.
Leslie Bianczik August 31, 2011 at 02:13 PM
I am surprised there was any money to rob. I went in to Welsh Farms last week to cash a lottery ticket and my first thought was, this place has got to be a front for something because there is no way they can pay the rent with 3/4 of the store's shelves empty and the stuff in the refrigerator looks like the original stock from when they moved in. Did they capture Mr Green Jeans on their surveillance cameras?
whatever41 August 31, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Right to keep and bear arms,,, Article 2 in Bill of Rights,, fight crime shoot back.
David Bock August 31, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Cynthia, As in many other areas, NJ has negated the U.S. Constitution when it comes to the Second Amendment. It has always amazed me that the liberal mind ( such as it can be labeled a "mind" ) cannot fathom that a criminal, by definition, will not adhere to gun laws. Had the clerk in Welsh Farms wanted to have a gun, he could not get a permit unless he had incriminating evidence on a Chief of Police. 38 states have reciprocal concealed carry permit laws, including Pennsylvania. The NJ gun law forces law-abiding people to violate the law in order to protect themselves. People would be amazed at how many retail establishments have guns on the premises to protect the store owner. They figure it is better to be a victim of NJ's gun laws than die during a robbery. How many of these robbers would think twice before they robbed a store if they knew the store was protected ?
whatever41 August 31, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Problem is they don't think period. I know NJ is tough on firearms. I don't believe they should hand permits out to just anyone. How do these perps know the storeowner hasn't got one, they're taking one heck of a chance. Perhaps they should have signs saying "Rob @ your own risk". We are at the mercy of these loonies that prey on honest citizens trying to make of life for their families. We should never be so laid back that it "can't happen here". We should be able to defend ourselves,,,,,, but how? Everyone should be on the alert!!
David Bock August 31, 2011 at 09:13 PM
Cynthia, the answer to "but how" is simple. Get rid of the people who are in the legislature and replace them with people who believe in the U.S. Constitution and who would bring laws to NJ that 38 other states now enjoy.
whatever41 September 01, 2011 at 01:45 PM
Dear David, I wonder how many people have even read the Constitution or Bill of Rights. How many have exercised their right to vote because they're too busy or feel they can't make a difference? You & I do, and many others do care enough to honor that right. I'm hoping our school system is still teaching the future generation US History & making them excited about it. Do they still say The Pledge to the Flag?? They stopped our right to prayer in school. There's a site that has pocket versions of the Constitution etc. very reasonable w/free shipping. I just ordered two, lets keep fighting to preserve those rights. We have many enemies, foreign & domestic. But people have to make a stand & with each other, I wonder if they still feel "that" way. I'm thinking they do! If we see something wrong, it's our duty to report it. Have a blessed & safe day.
Stacy Trent September 01, 2011 at 03:52 PM
We should have concealed carry laws like FL and TX, right? Because that would make us safer, right? Wrong. Per 100,000 residents, Florida has 612.5 violent crimes and 166.7 robberies. Texas has 490.9 violent crimes and 153.5 robberies. NJ has 311.5 violent crimes and 133.7 robberies. http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_05.html
whatever41 September 01, 2011 at 03:56 PM
We're pretty darn close aren't we!
Stacy Trent September 01, 2011 at 04:16 PM
No, actually, we aren't.
whatever41 September 01, 2011 at 05:00 PM
WHATEVER.
Whatever September 03, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Genius, you said it yourself that the place looks ragged, you actually think they have cameras that work ?? lol
Anthony Barros Jr September 12, 2011 at 05:20 PM
That data is 3 years old. I would like to see what it is now considering that so many police officers have been laid off in NJ cities like Camden, Trenton and Newark.
Stacy Trent September 12, 2011 at 07:57 PM
It is the most recent data that is available. It takes a long time to compile and analyze.
Stacy Trent September 22, 2011 at 05:24 PM
2010 Crime Data was just released by the FBI. Below is the link to the page for NJ: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-8/10tbl08nj.xls

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