Police in Montville, New Jersey arrested two men who allegedly staged a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store and then lied to law enforcement about it.
The Montville Police Department got a call about an an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Changebridge Road in Montville, NJ. A store clerk dialed 911 and told police that the robber entered the 7-Eleven at around 1:20 a.m., flashed a gun, and ordered the worker to hand over money from the register.
Detectives investigated the alleged theft crime by talking to witnesses and looking at surveillance video footage of the incident.
Investigators made the determination that the 7-Eleven clerk conspired with the robber to stage the robbery and steal the cash.
The clerk is a 19-year-old East Orange man. According to authorities, he planned to allow the “robber,” a 19-year-old Bloomfield man, to flee the scene before dialing 911 to notify police.
Both men now face criminal charges for theft of movable property and conspiracy to commit theft. The East Orange NJ suspect faces an additional criminal charge for filing a false police report.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “7-Eleven Robbery Faked by Clerk, Partner, Cops Say.”