According to authorities, the suspect walked into the Dollar Store on Spring Street in Morristown NJ and demanded that an employee hand over cash from the register. The suspect was reportedly brandishing a knife, which he held to the neck of the 28-year-old employee.
After taking the cash, the suspect reportedly ran out of the store and fled the area on foot.
Unfortunately, the victim was reportedly injured as a result of the incident. Authorities said that the victim suffered a “superficial laceration” when the suspect held the knife to his neck. After the incident, the victim was taken to Morristown Medical Center for medical treatment.
Morristown detectives are actively investigating the alleged robbery. The Morristown Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section are working together on the investigation.
Morristown police have released a description of the suspect, who is described as a black male standing approximately six feet tall. The suspect was reportedly wearing a brown coat and a black winter hat during the theft.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he could face serious criminal charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is a first degree felony when the offender uses a deadly weapon. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could potentially result in a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the alleged robbery is asked to contact Morristown detectives at 973-538-2200. Additionally, anonymous tips can be left with Morris County CrimeStoppers by calling 973-267-2255.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Store Employee Cut on Neck During Robbery in Morristown.”