Two Essex County NJ individuals were recently identified as the men responsible for committing an armed robbery at a jewelry store in Chatham, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the suspects walked into Crescent Jewelers just before 11:00 a.m. on July 28 and held up store employees. The suspects allegedly brandished firearms and threatened to shoot the jewelry store workers unless they handed over cash and jewelry.
Once the suspects had money and various items of jewelry, they ran out of the store, hopped into a getaway car, and fled the area in a motor vehicle driven by a third man.
The suspects allegedly got away with $75,000 in cash and expensive jewelry pieces in the robbery.
The Chatham Borough Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office worked together on an investigation into the theft incident. Investigators eventually identified the two suspects and were able to arrest one of them.
One of the suspects is a 35-year-old man from West Orange, NJ. The other suspect is a 46-year-old man who resides in Newark, New Jersey.
Both suspects face multiple criminal charges, including armed robbery, theft of movable property, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy. One of the suspects has also been charged with a certain persons offense because he reportedly has a prior conviction for a felony and is not allowed to possess a firearm.
The suspect who remains at large is considered armed and dangerous. Morris County authorities are also still searching for the getaway driver, who is described as a bald male with a beard.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Armed Robbery Duo Allegedly Stole $75K from Chatham Jewelry Store.”