HOBOKEN – The shopping center at 301 Jackson St. was burglarized on the night of Christmas Eve, for a loss of over $13,000 in stolen goods and cash. A dollar store and a liquor store were hit sometime overnight from Christmas Eve to early Christmas morning, a police spokesman said.
The initial robbery took place at the dollar store with a reported loss of $375 in cash and goods. The burglar(s) had cut through the wall. A liquor store in the same plaza had $4,500 in cash stolen, 90 cartons of cigarettes (50 not full, 40 full) estimated at $5,600, 24 bottles of vodka estimated at around $840, and 10 cases of mixed liquor estimated at $2,500. Walls were also cut at that property.
Construction workers were repairing floors and other hurricane damage at an adjacent store. It was unclear whether any doors left open by the workers aided in the accessibility.