Roxbury New Jersey police are investigating the armed robbery of a gas station located on Route 46.
The robbery occurred in the morning, shortly after 10 a.m., at the Roxbury NJ gas station. According to authorities, the suspect was dressed in black and wearing a hat when he entered the gas station and approached gas station employees.
The suspect allegedly brandished a weapon when he demanded that the workers hand over cash.
Afterwards, the suspect exited the station and fled the area on foot. By the time police were called to the scene, the suspect was gone.
Police have not revealed exactly what type of weapon the suspect displayed during the robbery or how much money he got away with.
The Roxbury Police Department is actively investigating the robbery. At this time, investigators have not identified a suspect in the case. In addition to Roxbury police officers canvassing the area after the theft, a Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was called to the scene to investigate.
Police have released a description of the suspect, who is said to be a male who stands 5-feet-3-inches tall. Additionally, witnesses said that the suspect was carrying a backpack at the time of the theft.
If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, anyone who is armed with a deadly weapon while committing a theft can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
It is also possible that the suspect would face charges for weapons offenses.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Armed Robbery Reported at Route 46 Gas Station, Police Say.”