Parsippany New Jersey police arrested a local man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at Lake Hiawatha Dairy.
According to law enforcement, the suspect committed the theft offense shortly after 10:30 p.m. at Lake Hiawatha Dairy on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, NJ. The suspect reportedly entered the building, walked toward a store worker, and demanded that the employee give him cash.
The suspect allegedly held a knife throughout the robbery attempt.
As the suspect attempted to rob one worker, three other employees managed to get into the bathroom and dial 911. The Parsippany Police Department subsequently dispatched police officers to the scene.
Parsippany cops searched the surrounding area for the suspect and soon found him hiding in the alleyway of a nearby building.
When police searched the suspect, they allegedly discovered three knives and the stolen money.
The suspect, a 44-year-old man from Parsippany NJ, has been charged with several criminal offenses, including armed robbery, theft of movable property, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and criminal mischief. If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of armed robbery, he could be sentenced to a term of incarceration of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $20,000.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Knife-Wielding Man Robbed Parsippany Ice Cream Store, Cops Say.”