Police in Netcong New Jersey are trying to find a man who allegedly used a firearm to commit an armed robbery at a Netcong NJ gas station.
According to Morris County law enforcement, the suspect committed the armed robbery a short time after 3:30 a.m. The suspect reportedly entered the Valero gas station near Route 46 and Route 183 in Netcong NJ and walked toward a store worker. The suspect allegedly had a handgun and pointed it at the worker. The suspect then allegedly ordered the victim to give him money from the cash register.
After getting roughly $500 in cash from the register, the suspect exited the gas station and fled the area on foot.
The Netcong Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into the armed robbery. At this time, investigators have not yet identified the armed robbery suspect.
The gas station robbery suspect is said to be a male who was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and dark-colored shoes. The suspect reportedly concealed his face with a black mask and glasses.
If Netcong NJ detectives can identify and locate the suspect, he would probably be subject to serious criminal charges for armed robbery. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a person who commits a theft while using a deadly weapon like as a handgun or a knife can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
Netcong detectives are asking members of the public with information about the suspect or the gas station robbery to contact investigators at 973-347-7700.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Cops Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery of Netcong Gas Station.”