YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Lodi police late this morning confirmed an earlier report on CLIFFVIEW PILOT that two masked robbers with shotguns took a reported $30,000 from Satin Dolls on Route 17 before dawn.
The robbers pointed their weapons at three people — one believed to be an owner and another a manager — hitting one of them with the butt end of a gun and forcing them to open a safe at the popular strip club around 4:30 a.m., a law enforcement source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
They then ran north in the southbound lanes of Route 17 and fled in a dark car, according to witnesses.
Lodi police issued a news release just after 11 a.m.:
“At 4:43 a.m. on Sunday December 21, 2014 the Lodi Police Department responded to the Satin Dolls located at 230 Route 17 South in the Borough of Lodi to investigate a reported robbery. It was determined that two men armed with shotguns entered the premises and robbed the business of approximately $30,000.00 dollars[.] [T]he actors then fled in an unknown direction.
“The case is still an ongoing investigation and it is asked that anyone with information would contact the Lodi Police Department Detective Division at (973) 473–7600 .
“The Lodi Police Department would also like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutors Office who responded to assist with the initial investigation.”
Satin Dolls is famous for being the setting of the Bada-Bing club on “The Sopranos.”
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