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Manalapan Man Struck on Head and Robbed of $1,200

The robbery and assault happened near Pension Road.

A Manalapan man was struck at the back of the head and then robbed of $1,200 in cash around midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23 somewhere near Pension Road, the Manalapan Township Police Department reported.

The victim, a 20-year-old man who is self-employed, was hit in the back of the head by an unknown object which resulted in a broken jaw and possible broken orbital socket. He was transported to Old Bridge Regional Hospital for treatment, according to police. 

The incident was reported to police by a 52-year-old Pension Road resident at around 3:45 p.m. This case is currently under investigation by the Manalapan Township Police Detective Bureau. 

Andrew rusnak February 28, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Well said jd
Tom Ventrone February 28, 2013 at 11:11 PM
It's not the kids. It's the economy. Crime always rises when an economy sours. Our economy started going south at the same 5 year mark mentioned above
Karenk March 01, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Other areas in NJ are not having same issues. Kids around here are so disrespectful. . I see The way people drive a and treat each other. No respect for anyone. Always starts at Home. People around here lack basic social skills. No one looks at anyone in the face and everyone looks the other way when something happens. Worry about yourself only and crime gets worse if no one cared about Their own neighborhood. Criminals know where to go and more and more homes are being burglarized. What happened to neighborhood watch??? No one cares unless its them. That's a huge problem.
Eric LeSieur March 02, 2013 at 05:01 AM
You're right Tom... the economy is DEFINITELY what's causing these KIDS to do drugs, attack each other, and be disrespectful. Their $8-10/hr jobs in retail must really be getting impacted by a tough economy. Think before you speak, the crimes in Manalapan aren't being committed by grown adults who have fallen on tough times; they're being committed by teenage hoodlums.
Redacted March 03, 2013 at 02:29 PM
What you are very accurately describing is the great Myth of Social Connectivity that this electronic age has wrought us. Quite the opposite has happened. People don't "talk" anymore. I know people who will spend an hour texting back and forth to transmit information that could have been accomplished in a 2 minute phone call. I will call and leave a voicemail for someone who will take 2 days to get back to, but if I text them, the response is instantaneous. One of the best ones is seeing 2 people driving in a car and both are on their cell phones. The human interaction and checks & balances that existed when neighbors knew neighbors is mostly gone replaced by Packet Data transmissions (like this one).

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