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Armed Robbery Attempt Investigated on Cook Avenue

A silver handgun was used in attempted robbery Thursday at Giro Express, Madison police said.

A man showing a silver handgun attempted to rob a money transfer store on Cook Avenue in Madison on Thursday, borough police said.

Authorities were looking for the man on Thursday afternoon, Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen said.

The store, Giro Express, offers check-cashing and money order services.

Madison police and Morris County Sheriff's Office investigators, including the county K-9 unit, were at the scene.

Dachisen said the man—described as Hispanic and wearing a light-colored, possibly corduroy jacket—apparently was spotted at another location nearby, but no robbery attempt was made there.

Pete Sesnick February 23, 2013 at 02:14 PM
@Paul D.: A law-abiding citizen, carrying a concealed, firearm would make an assessment of the situation. If the criminal could not be isolated, the citizen would not fire a shot. (She might not even draw her firearm.) There are an estimated 2 to 2.5 million instances each year in the United States in which a firearm is used to stop a crime. Obviously, in the overwhelming majority of these instances, no shots are fired. Contrary to popular, liberal belief, law-abiding citizens who legally carry concealed firearms pray that they'll never have to use them as a weapon.
Bob February 23, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Exactly my point!!!!
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 23, 2013 at 06:10 PM
These liberals think that an armed citizen will squink his eyes and begin fire his weapon in an omni direction tactic. Give me a break. Idiots.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 23, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I wonder how it became an "attempt" and not a plain ol robbery? Maybe someone pulled a gun out and confronted the guy and he ran off?
cch February 23, 2013 at 06:57 PM
If nothing was taken during the act its a attempted robbery.

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