Morristown, NJ police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a parking garage at the Morristown Medical Center.
According to Morristown prosecutors, police officers responded to a report of a robbery at the parking lot complex office. Surveillance footage shows a dark-skinned male at the scene. Witnesses said that the man walked into the office and demanded cash from an employee.
Images of the suspect, captured by surveillance cameras, have been released to the public. Authorities hope that the images will lead to the suspect’s capture.
If the suspect is eventually apprehended, he could face significant penalties. Armed robbery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. As set forth by the statute, robbery is a first degree criminal offense if the robber has a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime. As a first degree felony, armed robbery carries a penalty of up to 20 years in NJ State Prison. Beyond that, the No Early Release Act calls for individuals convicted of armed robbery to serve a minimum of 85 percent of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Morristown authorities are asking members of the public to come forward with information about the robbery and the suspect. Anyone with information can contact the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office by calling 973-285-6200.
To learn more, access the HackettstownPatch.com article entitled “Cops Asking for Public’s Help in Finding Morristown Medical Center Armed Robber.”
If you are facing robbery or burglary charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.