Shortly after 12 PM, two men armed with handguns allegedly broke into a Daniel Drive home and robbed the homeowners, sources say.
Upon arrival, the first officer on scene witnessed two men running, and after they split up was able to apprehend one of them, sources say. He was immediately taken into custody.
Multiple officers swarmed the area, and after a brief search located the handguns allegedly used in the robbery, sources say. One of the guns was found in a nearby window well, and the other in a backyard of a nearby home.
CIU and Sheriff’s K9 dogs were called out to track the other suspect, but came up with negative results.
UPDATE 9:15 PM: 41 yr old Clarence Simmons of Pleasantville NJ, apprehended by Officers Joseph Qualiano and Ralph Hatt, was charged with Robbery, Burglary, Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Certain persons not to have weapons, Detective Sergeant Greg Stafforsmith said. Bail was set $145,000.00 full, by the Honorable Scott Basen MCJ. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail.
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