Police in Morristown, NJ are searching for a man suspected of robbing the Morristown Medical Center.
The suspect allegedly robbed an office inside the medical center’s garage. Witnesses indicated that the robber fled down Madison Avenue after exiting the building. According to an email sent by Atlantic Health System, the hospital owner, no one was harmed during the commission of the robbery.
In the wake of the robbery, the hospital has taken precautions to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
The robbery is simply the latest in a number of serious theft-related incidents in Morris County. Police in Parsippany, NJ are currently investigating a report of an armed robbery at the Marriott Fairfield Suites on Route 46. Additionally, Rockaway Township police are looking into a report of a robbery at gunpoint at the Rockaway Hotel on Green Pond Road.
Up to this point, authorities have not released any specific details about the hospital robbery, including any indication of what the suspect looks like.
In New Jersey, armed robbery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. As set forth by the statute, robbery can be elevated to a first degree felony when the actor uses a handgun. If the suspect in the hospital robbery is eventually caught and convicted of first degree armed robbery, he could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in state prison.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Another Armed Robbery in Morris County: Latest Is at Morristown Hospital.“