Wharton NJ police are looking into a daring armed robbery of a local gas station.
The Wharton Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the Delta gas station located on South Main Street. When police officers got to the scene, the suspects were already long gone.
According to initial reports, two males walked into the gas station. The suspects approached a gas station employee and demanded that the employee hand over money.
One of the suspects was allegedly brandishing a firearm during the incident.
After the employee gave the suspects cash, the suspects exited the station and fled the scene on foot.
Wharton police officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wharton Police Department recently issued a joint statement indicating that law enforcement is continuing to investigate the robbery.
If the suspects are eventually identified and apprehended, they would be subject to very serious criminal penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies armed robbery as a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges can result in a sentence of 10–20 years in NJ State Prison.
Wharton police have asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects should contact investigators at 973-366-5893. Members of the public can also leave anonymous tips with Morris County CrimeStoppers by calling 973-267-2255.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Authorities Investigating Armed Robbery at Wharton Gas Station.”