BRIDGETON — A man who was walking home from church said he was robbed at gunpoint and hit over the head with a baseball bat Tuesday, authorities said.

At 8:47 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Bank Street for a report of an armed robbery, police said in a statement.

The man told police he was walking home from Immaculate Conception Church when two males emerged from an alley in the 200 block of Bank Street.


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One man pointed a handgun at the victim and ordered him to give up his money, phone and wallet, police said.

When the victim refused and tried to run, he said the second suspect struck him with an aluminum baseball bat, giving him a 3-inch cut on the back of his head. Emergency officials transported him to Inspira Medical Center Vineland, police said.

Police said the second suspect was described as Spanish-speaking, and both suspects were described as skinny, about 5-foot-9 and wearing black pants, black hooded sweatshirts pulled over their heads and face masks.

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