Jackson residents awakened to armed gunmen in the middle of the night, shots fired

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JACKSON, NJ – Armed suspects reportedly broke into a home in Jackson Township at around midnight on Thursday, brandishing a gun and robbing the individuals in the home. Jackson Police say the residents had their phone and prescription medication stolen.

Police reported hearing gunshots as the home invasion suspects fled. The home invasion occurred in a mobile home park across the street from the AmVets lodge on Route 571.

“On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 11:55 pm, officers responded to Lewis Lane located off of Toms River Road (571) on multiple reports of shots fired,” Jackson Police Department Captain Steven Laskiewicz said. “Officers were directed to a residence on Lewis Lane and spoke with the residents who reported that they were sleeping when unknown multiple suspects made entry into the residence, brandished a firearm and robbed them, reportedly stealing a cell phone and prescription medication.”

It was reported by police that the suspects then fled the area in a light-colored 4 door sedan at which time multiple gunshots were heard.

Ocean County CSI responded to the scene to assist with the investigation as officers checked the area and detectives followed up with interviews. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information which may assist with it is asked to contact Det. Brian Baranyay or Det. Stephen Purtell of the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111.