Man charged after threatening Dollar General employees with knife

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LACEY, NJ – On Monday, January 10, 2022, at 8:34 p.m., multiple officers were dispatched to Dollar General for a reported robbery.  Store employees reported that a male shopper was observed opening a knife set and removing a knife from within.  As he exited the store, the suspect became aggressive, pointing the knife at employees while making threatening gestures.  A K-9 unit from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched and tracked the subject for several blocks prior to losing scent.  The following day, Detective Jesse Dalziel observed the suspect in a vehicle parked at the Beach Plaza, leading to his arrest.  Dylan Meisner, 20, of Browns Mills, was charged with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.  Meisner was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility without bail.


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