Police in Toms River NJ recently arrested two teenagers who are accused of robbing a local convenience store.
Toms River police officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven located at 3101 Route 37 East in Toms River, New Jersey after an alarm was triggered at the store.
When officers arrived at the scene, the store clerk told them that one of the suspects had entered the store and handed him a threatening note. The suspect, who was wearing sunglasses, then allegedly demanded that the clerk hand over $1,000 in cash.
The clerk refused to give the suspect any money, prompting the suspect to quickly exit the store and flee the scene in a BMW. The store employee provided police with a description of the vehicle.
Ocean County Sheriff’s officers soon located the car in Seaside Heights, NJ. The patrol officers detained the suspect until Tom River police officers could arrive and conduct an investigation.
Once Toms River police got to the area, they investigated and determined that the two suspects were the individuals wanted for the attempted theft at the 7-Eleven store.
According to authorities, the 19-year-old suspect drove the BMW and the 17-year-old suspect entered the store and tried to commit the robbery.
The adult suspect is from Mendham NJ; the underage suspect is from Toms River, NJ.
Both suspects were placed under arrest and charged with second degree robbery. Additionally, the suspects were charged with simple possession of marijuana and prescription drug possession because they allegedly had 300 Xanax pills on them at the time of their arrest.
After being arrested and processed, the adult suspect was taken to the Ocean County Jail. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Meanwhile, the juvenile suspect was taken to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was being held with no bail.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Teens Charged with Robbing 7-Eleven, Drug Possession.”