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Kings Shoppers, Employee: Night Security Needed

People react to Sunday night's robbery of South Street supermarket.

The general consensus from several customers and at least one employee of is that was an isolated incident.

That said, it might be necessary for the store to hire additional security, especially at night.

According to employee accounts provided to , two men wearing long sleeves, dark clothing and ski masks entered the store at about 9:45 p.m. on July 15, jumped over the customer service counter, pushed an employee to the side and took less than $1,000.

Police were still investigating the incident late Monday morning as patrons and employees conducted their routine business at the store.

Stephanie Warm, of Morristown, was taken aback by the robbery. "I wouldn't have expected it," she said. 

Another customer who asked not to be named has worked in Morristown for 10 years. He considered it an isolated incident that people should not be too concerned about.

"This area has been totally safe," said another shopper, from Morris Township, who asked not to be named. "I'm surprised. But, they'll catch them."

She said she had often shopped late at night without concern but suggested, in light of the robbery, a security guard be hired during those late hours.

Sally Smith echoed her sentiments. An employee of the supermarket for about three years, Smith said Sunday night's robbery was the first during her tenure, and the first time she had ever heard of a robbery there.

"Now they are going to need to get one," she said. "I didn't think we would need one. Now, they will need one."

Despite the robbery, Smith does not believe those robbers will be back to Kings. "They're going to go to other places, since [police] are looking for them," she said. 

Justine Burke July 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I live across the street from the Kings and it's crazy to think that my quiet little Morristown neighborhood is getting ROBBED. I'm definitely in favor of getting some additional security at the store, seeing as it's my go-to spot for late night and last minute ingredients.

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