Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a Morristown NJ Dollar Store at knifepoint.
According to police, the suspect entered the Dollar Store on Spring Street in Morristown NJ and ordered an employee to empty the register. The suspect allegedly held a knife to the neck of the 28-year-old employee.
Once the suspect got the cash, he reportedly left the store and fled the scene on foot.
According to police, the victim was injured as a result of the suspect holding the knife against his neck. Authorities revealed that the victim suffered a “superficial laceration” to the neck. The victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injuries; he was later released.
Morristown NJ detectives are currently investigating the incident. Morristown police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section are collaborating on the investigation.
The Morristown Police Department recently released a description of the suspect. According to police, the suspect is a black male who stands roughly six feet tall. Witnesses told police that the suspect was wearing a brown coat and a black winter hat during the alleged robbery.
If the suspect is identified and captured, he could be subject to severe penalties. N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies robbery as a first degree criminal offense when the offender uses a deadly weapon such as a knife or a gun. A conviction for first degree armed robbery could result in a sentence of 10–20 years in NJ State Prison.
Authorities have asked anyone with information about the suspect or the incident to call Morristown detectives at 973-538-2200 or Morris County CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Store Employee Cut on Neck During Robbery in Morristown.”