Two armed, masked robbers hid in a New Jersey Target on Black Friday and then emerged after the day of holiday sales to tie up three workers and steal cash, authorities said.
Armed Robbers Hide in NJ Target on Black Friday
Two armed, masked robbers hid in a New Jersey Target on Black Friday and then emerged after the day of holiday sales to tie up three workers and steal cash, authorities said. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Monday, Nov 26, 2012)
Updated at 6:51 PM EDT on Monday, Nov 26, 2012
Police say the men, who had been hiding in the Union Township store for hours, forced an employee at gunpoint into the cash room at about 11 p.m.
The robbers waited in the cash room as employees came in with money from the day's sales before tying up three workers.
"From there, they used zip or plastic ties to secure them and they took all the cash that was in the cash room," said Capt. Scott Breslow of Union Township Police.
The robbers walked out of the store with more than $100,000 in cash, police said.
Investigators found a bag of cash near a broken fence in the parking lot behind the store. They believe the men left through the fence and fled in a getaway car waiting on Route 78.
One suspect wore a burgundy Hollister sweatshirt, Yankees cap and dark pants and the other wore a green cap, black North Face coat and jeans.
Target said in a statement that the safety and security of its customers and workers is of utmost importance.