Two Essex County men have been identified as individuals who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a jewelry store in Chatham, NJ.
According to authorities, the suspects entered Crescent Jewelers a short time before 11:00 a.m. on July 28 and robbed the store. The suspects allegedly used handguns to threaten a jewelry store worker.
After getting approximately $75K in cash and several items of jewelry, the suspects exited the jewelry store, get into a getaway vehicle, and were driven away by a third person.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Chatham Borough Police Department conducted a joint investigation into the theft crime. Investigators were eventually able to identify the two suspects. Detectives later arrested one of the robbery suspects.
The two suspects include a 35-year-old West Orange man and a 46-year-old Newark NJ man.
The suspects have been charged with numerous crimes, including armed robbery, theft of movable property, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, illegal possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy. Additionally, one of the suspects faces criminal charges for a certain persons offense because he is believed to have a prior conviction for a crime.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Armed Robbery Duo Allegedly Stole $75K from Chatham Jewelry Store.”