Police in Pequannock NJ are looking for a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a local convenience store.
The suspect was reportedly wearing a black ski mask when he entered the Grab-N-Go convenience store on Route 23 South in Pequannock, New Jersey. He allegedly approached the store clerk and pulled out a pocket knife.
According to the clerk, the suspect ordered him to empty the cash registers. The suspect also allegedly threatened to stab the clerk if he did not give him all of the cash.
After the clerk gave the suspect approximately $300 in cash from the registers, the suspect allegedly told the clerk to also hand over a pack of Newport 100 cigarettes.
The suspect then allegedly fled the scene in a tan or light brown Honda manufactured in the early 1990s.
Pequannock detectives and police officers from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Section collaborated on the subsequent investigation into the incident.
According to the store clerk, the suspect was a white male who wore a “Wu Tang” black sweatshirt with the words “Brooklyn Zoo” in yellow lettering.
If the suspect is eventually identified and caught, he will probably be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is a first degree criminal offense when the offender is armed with a deadly weapon. As a result, the suspect in this case could potentially face 10–20 years in NJ State Prison if he is convicted.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the incident has been asked to get in touch with Pequannock NJ detectives at 973-835-1700.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Pequannock Police Searching for Robber They Say Threatened to Stab Store Clerk.”