PHOTOS: Strip Club Surveillance Shows Armed Robbery Suspects

Police are looking for four men who fled in two cars

Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 12:42 PM EDT
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Chopper 4 was over the scene as police surrounded the Taboo strip club in Linden, N.J Thursday after reports of a possible robbery inside.
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Police released surveillance photos Monday from strip club cameras that show armed robbery suspects who brazenly hit the New Jersey establishment last week.

The four armed men walked into the Taboo Men's Club in Linden shortly after noon on Thursday and pistol-whipped the manager, forcing him into another room to open a safe, according to Detective Lt. James Sarnicki.

They took several thousand dollars in cash, as well as jewelry. About eight to 10 employees and customers were also in the club at the time, and they were herded into a bathroom.

Meanwhile, heavily armed officers arrived at the club and surrounded it. The officers entered the club and evacuated the building before searching for the robbers.

But the suspects had apparently fled. Police are now looking for those four men who left in two cars, one was a bright blue two-door compact, possibly a Lexus or Acura, and the other a dark Ford Explorer with beige trim.

The 52-year-old manager was the only person seriously hurt during the robbery and standoff. He is expected to be OK.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Johnston at 908-474-8532 or email crimetips@police.lindenes-nj.org.

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