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Additional witnesses sought in brazen jewelry store heist

Published On: May 14 2013 03:36:21 PM EDT   Updated On: May 14 2013 03:36:41 PM EDT

Police and prosecutors put out a plea Tuesday for additional witnesses to come forward with information about a daring jewelry store robbery in Hunterdon Co., N.J.

Five men, armed with handguns, took over the Roman Jewelers store on Route 12 in Flemington on May, 5, ordering customers to the floor, police said.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the dramatic scene as it unfolded just before 12:30 p.m.


Detectives with the Flemington Police Department and the Hunterdon County prosecutor's office, along with the FBI, are working several leads in the case, but investigators said they still need help from anyone who witnessed anything in the parking lots near the jewelry store.

"We have learned that there are witnesses that observed the suspects fleeing from Roman Jewelers and running into the main Liberty Village parking lot," said Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III. "Witnesses may have also observed the vehicles used by the suspects to flee the scene."

Anyone who may have witnessed or come in contact with the people involved in the robbery is asked to call the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office or Flemington Police Department at 908-788-1129 or 908-782-3435.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the robbery.