Pequannock NJ police are searching for a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a local convenience store.
The incident occurred at the Grab-N-Go convenience store located on Route 23 South. The suspect allegedly walked into the store and approached the clerk; he then allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and threatened to stab the clerk if he did not empty the cash registers.
The clerk reportedly handed the suspect roughly $300 in cash. The suspect then allegedly asked the clerk to give him a pack of Newport 100 cigarettes.
According to the clerk, the suspect ran out of the store, got into a car, and drove away. The car is described as a tan or light brown Honda from the early 1990s.
By the time Pequannock police officers were called to the scene, the suspect was gone.
The subsequent investigation into the incident involved detectives with the Pequannock Police Department, as well as police officers with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Section.
The suspect has been described as a white male. He was reportedly wearing a “Wu Tang” black sweatshirt with the words “Brooklyn Zoo” on the front of the shirt in yellow lettering. He also covered his face with a black ski mask.
If the suspect is identified and apprehended, he will likely face significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is classified as a first degree felony when the offender uses a deadly weapon. This means that the suspect in this case could potentially be sentenced to 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison if he is convicted of first degree armed robbery charges.
Authorities have asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the suspect or the alleged robbery is asked to call Pequannock detectives at 973-835-1700.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Pequannock Police Searching for Robber They Say Threatened to Stab Store Clerk.”