7-Eleven run ends in arrest for attempted robbery

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BRICK TOWNSHIP – Martin Kirsch, 31, of Howell, was arrested and charged with second- degree robbery after allegedly attempting to rob the 7-Eleven convenience store on Burnt Tavern Road at around 2:30 a.m., according to the Brick Township Police Department. 

According to a press release, Mr. Kirsch entered the 7-Eleven demanding the employees give him money. When the employees refused, he grabbed another employee by the shirt and began to yell and scream at both men. 

The suspect let go of the employee then left the store, according to police, and walked out to the parking lot where a “physical altercation took place with the other
employee who was on the phone with dispatch.”

The suspect ran toward the gas station across the street, where Officer John Gordon and other officers established a perimeter around the building and the nearby Parkway commuter parking lot. Officer Michael Bennett, who conducted a search in the rear of the gas station, placed the suspect into custody. 

Mr. Kirsch was processed at the police headquarters on Chambersbridge Road and was transported to Ocean County Jail. 

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