Parsippany NJ police recently arrested a local man accused of robbing Lake Hiawatha Dairy.
According to authorities, the suspect committed the robbery around 10:30 p.m. at Lake Hiawatha Dairy on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly walked into the store, approached an employee, and demanded that the worker hand over cash.
The suspect allegedly brandished a knife while ordering the store worker to give him money.
While the robbery was in progress, three other store workers hid in the bathroom and dialed 911 to alert the Parsippany Police Department. When Parsippany NJ cops arrived at the scene, they spoke with the employees and canvassed the area in search of the suspect. The officers did not have to look very far: they found the suspect hiding in an alley near the store.
Parsippany police officers searched the suspect and allegedly found him in possession of three knives, as well as the cash that was allegedly stolen from the Parsippany store. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest.
The 44-year-old suspect, who resides in Parsippany, has been charged with a number of crimes, including armed robbery, theft of movable property, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and criminal mischief.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $20K bail amount.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Knife-Wielding Man Robbed Parsippany Ice Cream Store, Cops Say.”