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Toms River Police Taunt Ortley Coffee Bandits After Daring Caper Leaves Police Empty Handed

ORTLEY BEACH-Toms River Police are on the hunt for two suspected coffee bandits after they allegedly ran off with $700 in K-Cups.  So far, the couple has eluded police and the department is now asking for the public’s assistance to solve this crime and bring the K-Cup bandits to justice.

After not being able to find the couple, the department posted the following taunt on their Facebook Page.

“Tick-Tock Tick-Tock. That is the sound of time running out for these two. Within 30 minutes of our original media release with partnering news agencies and Facebook posts; the tips came flooding in,” the department said. “Here is a bit of friendly advice for the highly caffeinated couple. You better enjoy your $770 worth of stolen coffee because I have a feeling we will be seeing you before you have time to drink it all.”

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The good news is, police serve coffee in jail, according to the post.  The bad news is police say they only stock decaf.

“P.S. – we only serve Decaf in our jail so you better drink up while you still can,” the department said. “#YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE [sic]”

So how did the dastardly deed go down?

According to police, on April 25th Officer Andrew Gannon responded to the Ortley Beach Acme in reference to a theft.

It was reported to him by the manager that two suspects were seen on video surveillance removing seven boxes of Keurig K-Cups valued at $110 each. The unknown man and woman removed the $770 worth of coffee from the store and fled before being apprehended.

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Six days later, police report that these two criminal masterminds have been able to evade capture, hunkering down with plenty of fresh cups of coffee in their yet undiscovered lair.


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