On Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at approximately 11:55 am a 24 year old resident, within the Lawrenceville Avalon Run Apartment complex’ area of building 6, was the victim of an armed robbery/home invasion.

The resident opened the front door to the resident, after hearing someone knocking, and was met by a black male who entered the apartment armed with a handgun. The black male suspect then forced the victim at gunpoint to drive to a nearby bank and withdraw money from the victim’s bank account.  The suspect then forced the victim to turn over the money to him and to drive the suspect male to the City of Trenton. The suspect male then fled the victim’s vehicle with the victim’s money leaving the victim unharmed.

suspect photoThe suspect is described as a black male between 20-25 years old, 5’10”-6’00” tall with a thin but muscular build.  He had a medium-dark complexion with a small amount of facial hair on his chin. The suspect was last seen wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, unknown style pants and sneakers.  The suspect also had a tattoo on his upper right arm. The suspect was seen in the vicinity of the building 6 breezeway prior to the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Det. Todd Caruso at 609-844-7127  or Sgt Joseph Lech IV 609 844 7107 or

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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