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Police: Armed Robbery At a North Middletown Deli

The Bray Avenue Deli & Grocery was held up.

The Bray Avenue Deli & Grocery in North Middletown was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday evening, say police. 

At 7:51 p.m., someone entered the store at Bray and Thompson Avenues, showed the clerk what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded the clerk put money in a bag, said Middletown Police Det. Lt. Stephen Dollinger.

The suspect then left with an undisclosed amount of money, said Dollinger. 

No further details were available Tuesday evening, said police. 

Papa Johan November 28, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Do it sweet cheeks - open all of our eyes - you are the one making the allegations. Call the FBI or State Police is sounds like you are making allegations of a RICO violation they would love that for the media. Although - I am sure if there was any proof of any of your allegations they would get out there. Other than the oches recording his promotion interview (paranoid!) or telling a black officer to get some cornrows (how is that racist? you are a racist for thinking that only blacks get cornrows) I havent heard anything. Maybe you are a police groupie or ex-wife that was cheated on or something and have personal issues.
bd November 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Another dopey liberal rant--on a dopy liberal blog---from someone who could NEVER,EVER pass the qualifications to be in law enforcement. of course they will deny it, say they are too good--yadayadayada--in an effort to assuage thier incompetent, feeble psyche-----and then they will insult me. Alinsky would be proud of slacker girl...............................
bd November 28, 2012 at 07:49 PM
............and when Milhous's Gubmint cheez runs out---you will have to support yourself-----or starve---though you could stand to lose a few lbs
NJarhead November 28, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Mike, you'll find that most folks who against guns, don't know a thing about how they or the system works. They just "know" that more gun laws = less crime, which you and I know is BS.
RIFFAXE November 28, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Maybe you have not been to Walmart lately. They do not sell guns! In fact there is not a place to buy guns within 25 or more miles from here. And if you were to purchase a gun,you would have to go through an extensive background check that takes months.
christine November 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
There is or at least was a Rec Center down the road from this store so kids can go there..Anyway, do we know it was a kid that commited this crine? What if it was a middle aged man? And it's not MTPD job to mind people's kids, people should raise their kids not to be animals and not allow them to run wild! If you have such issues with MTPD maybe next time you need help you should call a crackhead and see how that works out for you.
christine November 29, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Middletown girl..You have NO idea who I am OR how long I've lived in Middletown (FOREVER!) And for the record I live on Jersey Ave. and I was VERY close to the home where "that girl" ,whose name was Lynn by the way,was killed and then her home set on fire at 1:30 in the morning..I can tell you that the MTPD were helpful and on the case day & night when that happened..So please quit your bitching, no offense but yours is not the only opinion that counts..Oh and another by the way, after "that girl" was busted for drugs the police were down this street everyday usually in unmarked cars so please do not speak on issues that you obviousky know nothing about..Thanks.And this is the last response you will get from me, I will not be baited into a pissing match with someone who thinks they know everything.Have a good one.
christine November 29, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Wow you are one angry lady!! You should really learn to channel that anger into a hobby that does not involve bad mouthing everything and anything online..Yes I see bad things going on everyday,but I also see alot of good things going on as well..And for the record,not EVERY crime commited is due to drugs or has drugs involved..And back to the original article,I hope the clerk from the deli is OK and I hope they catch the creep that robbed him..As for you Middletown Girl,have a nice life,and try not to be so hateful towards those who serve and protect YOU..Not all cops are on the up and up(just like some people)but the good outweigh the bad..And NO,I'm not blind or dumb or unable to form sentences,I jut think that alot of these cops bust their butts trying to do the right thing..So like I said enjoy your time here in Middletown,and take up a less angry streesful hobby then yelling and down talking to people online..Maybe knitting :-)
marylou November 29, 2012 at 04:51 PM
You don't like it here?Move! And don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Kbtitans November 30, 2012 at 02:48 AM
The police were on Jerdey ave everyday for dealers and Oregon ave for another troublemaker always in trouble
always a new yorker at heart November 30, 2012 at 02:43 PM
WOW Middletown girl you know and see so much! You should form a block watch committee and try to work with the local police department hand in hand. So YOU CAN HELP Middletown return to the place where we all are proud to live and raise children.
uncle fester 1 November 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
There are actually 91. http://fflgundealers.net/search_results.php?location=07748&zip_miles=25&submit=Search+FFLs I am not complaining - I am pro-gun and hate the liberals that run NJ. I just hate IDIOTS more. Speaking of idiots - I was wondering where you have been jarheadcheese. I actually find that most folks who against guns also be fo fried chicken.
Middletown November 30, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Very interesting comments by people who love to hide behind the anonymity that is provided by this blog. Suddenly, people who are so meek and timid become very courageous when they hide their true identity (as if people dont know who bagodonuts and middletowngirl are). It seems to me that maybe they should reflect back on their own troubled past and use to provide a positive atmosphere for their own children, rather than ranting on a blog while their family members continue their reckless behavior throughout the town they love so much. As far as drug dealers and crime is concerned, be bold go to the police station and demand something be done about it. After all you both love to rant on this blog so you not have a problem expressing yourselves in person to police officials.
christine November 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Agreed Middletown..I wonder,MiddletownGirl hates and badmouths the MTPD so very much,if she ever has a problem or issue that requires the police,who the heck is she gonna call?? And furthermore,who would WANT to come??!! I agree with Middletowm,instead of all this badmouthing and fingerpointing,why dont you actually get down from your soapbox(be careful! Youre up SO much higher then the rest of us!!)and make a report or a watch or something..Good Luck
Leaving Middletown November 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM
i agree with middletown girl.. if you guys think its not a problem then your part of the problem. Keep dismissing it. its just going to get worse. the Deli needs to be bulldozed. nothing but trouble with that place. last yr the kid behind the counter was arrested for trying to touch a 13yr girl. the dirtbags that use to live upstairs from the store were nothing but trouble and were kicked out but the kids come back once and a while. wouldn't be surprised if it was one of them. if the cops were what they were 10-20yrs ago this would not be going on. now they make over 100k so its beneath them to get their fingernails dirty. keep raising property taxes so that we can pay these cops to do such a wonderful job and to support the crackheads who use the money from welfare to buy more drugs.
marylou November 30, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Good riddance.
Middletown November 30, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Middletown girl you are absolutely right I did presume that you have a checkered past based on your ranting discontent. Tell everyone if I'm wrong, you don't have a marred past that has influenced the conduct of your family members. If you are so dissatisfied and have so much time on your hands to blog Anonymously , then let your voice be heard by those who you think can make a change
Middletown November 30, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Leaving Middletown stop the complaining and be part of the solution.
Leaving Middletown November 30, 2012 at 08:39 PM
not complaining. just airing out some thoughts. the easiest solution is to call the cops but that doesn't work. what other solution do you have? the bottom line is this area has been going down hill every year for the last 7-10yrs. why is that? you have alot of nice things about middletown but it only takes a few rotten eggs to ruin everything about it. you cannot walk down the street at night anymore its that bad. these kids come in from keansburg thinking they are king sht and act tough. i would love to see those same 15-20yr olds act that tough in BK or the bronx.. its ridiculous.
Willona Woods December 01, 2012 at 06:35 PM
What in the world are dosil apartments? I think you should stay in asbury park where you are and you and your dates are from.
Willona Woods December 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
If you think Burger King and the Bronx are so great why don't you go back there and to Asbury?
Kbtitans December 02, 2012 at 01:24 AM
From what i read here on the patch, the cops are constantly locking up drug dealers and other criminals like crazy in mtown I checked on the app data universe and the mtown cops have more arrests then hazlet,holmdel, keyport,union beach, and kburg combined. It appears quite obvious that the people complaining about them have been arrested or there family members have. I don't even live there...just say'n..they could lighten up on the hwy 36 speedtraps
christine December 02, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I'm not MTPD and your comments bother me..I just think you're a blowhard that likes to complain so youcan get some attention..Like I said before, go get yourself a hobby..I enjoy where I live, it's not perfect but it's home.
christine December 02, 2012 at 11:03 PM
OMG lady! I go outside plenty.. Like I said, I see good and bad..Please PLEASE do not assume to know me or what I do.. We will have to agree to disagree..Everytime I needed help from MTPD I got it..Sounds like you've had a bad experience or two so you have a bad opinion but I do NOT..So like I said before DO NOT ever assume you know me, my neighborhood OR anything that goes on here..Keep you opinions to YOUR neighborhood and kindly keep your nose out of mine.
Mtownnj December 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I too live in the area, and agree with Christine, that our neighborhood is a decent place to live. Middletowngirl sounds like a very angry/immature person, who must be bored with her own personal life, since she has so much time to watch what all of her neighbors are doing. I feel like I always see police driving through the area, and all of my neighbors are close and watch out for one another...so I feel safe :) It must be hard having so much hate inside you....
joey bagofdonuts December 02, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Want to clarify and make sure that the Middletown police do NOT think that the bagofdoughnuts on here is me. My facebook name is not spelt this way nor would I talk this garbage about my friends or the mtpd. My facebook name is joey bagodonuts
excaptainbigi December 03, 2012 at 12:03 AM
i want to clarify it to that joey bagofdonuts did write that comment about the mtpd at all i stand behind him 100%
steve santarseri December 03, 2012 at 01:01 AM
My son would never do such a thing. Signed, Joeys dad :)
John Q. Lawc December 03, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Middletown cops make more arrests and respond to more calls than most towns in the county. They don't arrest enough drug dealers to satisfy the public? But.you know where they're being sold to and from? Maybe. The community could .help the Law by reporting the activity. Criminals hide from police officers. But the civilians know what looks wrong and if they have time to complain on this nonsense thread they could take time to make an anonymous tip to report the aforementioned illicit activity. Or just keep crying about it."all that evil needs to succeed, is for good men to.do.nothing". #justsaying
middletownrsd December 03, 2012 at 09:07 PM
The town and officers are doing everything they can to keep up with this ever growing problem. Middletown has one of the largest drug detective teams not only helping our town, but the state as well. All the towns surrounding middletown all work together to combat this issue. The police need more probable cause to act on those who are selling and distributing. That probable cause is brought on by the people speaking up about what they see. My suggestion is if you see it, report it. If you see it again, report it. Something will get done.

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