Warren Man faces assault charge after store clerk attacked: cops

WARREN, NJ — A Warren Township man has been arrested after police say he assaulted a Krauszer employee last week.

On May 13 at around 7:40 p.m., an employee of the Krauszer convenience store on Mountain Avenue called 911 to report the assault, Somerset County District Attorney Michael Robertson and Warren Police Chief William Keane said.

The employee said an irate customer, identified as Thomas Lamara, 66, of Warrenville Road, argued with him, Robertson said.

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Surveillance video caught the scuffle, and Warren police confirmed the employee’s story.

The employee was reportedly slightly injured but refused to seek treatment.

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Lamara was charged with third degree cocaine possession and a disorderly person common assault offence. He was released on his own recognizance.

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