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Paramus Popeye’s manager scares off armed masked robber

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Paramus Popeye’s manager broke free from a masked robber armed with a gun who scooped up her purse and ran east on Route 4 overnight Saturday, police said.

The 50-year-old manager told police she was walking to her car after locking up for the night just after midnight when the robber came up, grabbed arm and ordered her back inside, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

He was holding what might have been a revolver, she said.

The victim “began to scream and was able to escape and run away towards Millers Ale House” next door, dropping her purse as she ran, the chief said.

She was unharmed, he said.

She described her assailant as:

light-skinned Hispanic or white;
6 foot to 6-foot-3;
23 to 30 years old;
wearing a thin black ski mask, black running pants and a black long-sleeved shirt

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call Paramus detectives at (201) 262-3400, ext. 1110 , or use the “TIPS” app located on the Paramus Police Department Facebook page .

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