The owner of the Country Farms store at 565 New Jersey Route 50 in Mays Landing was repeatedly stabbed in a Tuesday night robbery attempt, police said.
Police said they arrived at 9:23 p.m. following the report of an attempted robbery. Officers described the attacker as a six-foot-tall white or Hispanic man in his 20s, with a thin build and short, dark hair. He wore light-colored pants and a white or gray T-shirt, along with a black bandanna over his face.
He was last seen running west on Seventh Street, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hamilton Township Police Detective Larry Fernan at 609-625-2700, extension 575.
People can also contact Atlantic County Crime Stoppers, at 609-652-1234 or 800-658-8477 or through the website www.crimestoppersatlantic.com.
Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to indictment.