UPDATE: Gun discharged during robbery in Hamilton

February 26, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel


See MidJersey.News’ related breaking news story here: Hamilton Police investigating possible shooting


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)— On February 26, Hamilton Police were detailed to the unit block of Coral Drive on a robbery investigation that included a firearm being discharged.

Police received multiple 911 calls just after 4:00 pm stating a person on Coral Drive pulled out a gun and shot it. Responding officers were met by a male and female victim that reported they were approached by a black male suspect armed with a handgun, as they were exiting their vehicle. The male suspect demanded money and a backpack from the victims. During the course of the struggle, the gun was discharged, and the male suspect, along with a second suspect towards Alton Road.

Neither of the victims sustained gunshot injuries, however one of the victims was assaulted by the suspect.

The first suspect was described as a black male, 5’8” tall, wearing a black hoodie, gray face mask, and displayed a semi-automatic handgun.

The second suspect was described as a taller black male, wearing a tan or yellow hoodie, and a black face mask.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Schulte of Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at (609)689-5825. Detective Schulte can also be contacted via email at nschulte@hamiltonpd.org. The public can also contact the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609)581-4001.



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