A pair of masked bandits armed with handguns stormed a grocery store near Jersey City‘s Journal Square early this morning and made off with a small amount of cash,the Jersey Journal reports.
Police responded to the store at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Sip Avenue shortly after midnight where an employee said two men ran into
One the robbers was between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and a black ski mask, and was armed with a long black handgun. The other man was said to be between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7, wearing a black ski mask and carrying a smaller black handgun, the report states.
The employee told police that the taller of the two men put his gun close to his head and physically pushed him behind the counter, where another employee was standing, the report states.
One of the armed men ordered the store workers to open the cash register and give them what was inside. After one of the employees gave the taller bandit between $50 and $100 from the register, both employees were told to empty their pockets, police said.
But one of the workers told police that when he reached into his pockets, the masked robbers ran out of the store, grabbed their from the church next door, and fled northbound on Tonnelle Avenue, police said.
Police said both men refused medical attention.