A local man who engaged in a lengthy standoff with police after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a pharmacy surrendered peacefully late last night and remains in custody, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.
Jeffrey V. Migliore, 34, of Ocean Township, has been charged with first-degree armed robbery and three related weapons offenses in connection with the Neptune Township incident.
If convicted on the first-degree charges, he could face 10 to 20 years in state prison.
The case background …
Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, Neptune police responded to a pharmacy on the 1200 block of Corlies Avenue for a report of a robbery. There, it was discovered that a man later identified as Migliore had allegedly entered the store, brandished a handgun, demanded cash from the store clerk, and fled with several hundreds of dollars.
Migliore was then tracked to a home on the 1200 block of 11th Avenue in Neptune Township, a short distance away, and he initially refused several orders to surrender to arriving police, after which neighboring homes and properties were evacuated for safety reasons.
Members of MCPO, the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) and Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Medical Unit, New Jersey State Police Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists (TEAMS) Unit, Jersey City Police Department SWAT, and the Neptune Township Police and Fire departments, Emergency Services, and Office of Emergency Management all responded to the scene. There, they established a perimeter and engaged in lengthy negotiations with Migliore, who surrendered peacefully shortly after 10:30 p.m. A handgun was also recovered at the scene.
Migliore remains in custody pending a detention hearing and first appearance to take place in Monmouth County Superior Court. This matter remains under joint investigation by members of MCPO and the Neptune Township Police Department.
Anyone with information about Migliore’s activities is asked to contact Neptune Township Police Department Detective Robert Hagerman at 732-988-8000, Ext. 419.
Anyone who prefers to remain anonymous but has information about this or any crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400; or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office