According to authorities, the suspect walked into Medrano’s Deli at 60 King Street in Dover, New Jersey. The suspect was allegedly brandishing a handgun when he approached the cashier and demanded that he hand over cash from the register.
After the suspect got the money, he reportedly ran out of the store and fled the scene on foot.
Witnesses reportedly saw the suspect running east on Beech Street.
Dover police have released a description of the suspect. He is described as a dark-skinned male with a thin build. He reportedly stands 5-foot-7 and is in his early 20s. At the time of the alleged robbery, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He also used a red scarf to cover his face.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he will likely face severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies armed robbery as a first degree felony. Anyone convicted of first degree armed robbery with a deadly weapon can potentially be sentenced to 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Morris County CrimeStoppers has asked that anyone who has information about the suspect or the alleged theft please get in touch with investigators at 973-COP-CALL. Members of the public have the option to leave tips anonymously.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “$1,000 Reward for Helping Find Armed Robber Who Hit Dover Deli.”