Police in Netcong NJ are searching for a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local gas station.
According to Morris County officials, the armed robbery went down around 3:38 a.m. at the Valero gas station located around Route 46 and Route 183 in Netcong New Jersey. The suspect allegedly walked into the station via Route 46 and approached a store employee. The suspect reportedly brandished a firearm and pointed it at the employee while demanding that the victim hand over cash from the register.
After getting approximately $500 in cash, the suspect ran away from the gas station and fled the scene on foot.
The Netcong Police Department is actively investigating the armed robbery. At this time, investigators have not yet been able to identify the suspect.
The robbery suspect has been described as a male who wore a black hoodie, blue jeans, and dark-colored shoes. The suspect’s face was not visible to the gas station worker because the robber wore a black mask and glasses.
If detectives can eventually identify and apprehend the suspect, he would probably face criminal charges for armed robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a theft committed with a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife is classified as a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Netcong Police Department has asked that anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery should get in touch with Netcong NJ detectives at 973-347-7700.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery of Netcong Gas Station.”