LONG VALLEY — Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a February armed robbery of a convenience store in Long Hill Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo.
The arrest of suspects, Frank E. Kline, 52, and David B. Domanski, 53, both of Washington Township, Warren County, was announced by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. The men are also suspected of an armed robbery that occurred March 26 at Krauszer’s Food Store on Stirling Road in Warren Township, Somerset County.
The robbery in Long Hill occurred at about 8:20 p.m. on February 25 at the Country Farms convenience store on Division Avenue in the Millington section of the township. An investigation revealed that a white male entered the store, pointed a handgun towards the clerk, demanded money, and discharged one round in the direction of the clerk. The clerk turned over a sum of money and the suspect immediately fled on foot. There were no injuries reported.
During the course of the investigation, detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the prosecutor’s Major Crime Unit, the Long Hill Police Department, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the Warren Township Police Department and the Washington Township (Warren) Police Department worked together to identify Kline and Domanski as suspects in the armed robberies.
Both men were arrested and charged with one count of first degree Robbery and one count of Conspiracy. Kline also faces two additional counts for second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes. Both defendants were lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless. or until, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200 or the Long Hill Township Police Department at (908) 647-1800.