Parsippany, NJ police have asked for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly robbed two Morris County hotels.
In a joint statement, the acting Morris County prosecutor, the Parsippany-Troy Hills police chief, and the Rockaway Township police chief announced that the departments were looking into the armed robberies.
Parsippany police were first called to the scene of an alleged robbery at the Marriott Fairfield Suites on Route 46 in Parsippany. According to a hotel employee, a man entered the hotel lobby and committed a robbery at gunpoint. The suspect was described as a man wearing a dark gray jacket, gray pants, and a black knit hat.
Less than hour after that incident, Rockaway Township police received a similar robbery report. A man with a handgun allegedly entered the lobby of the Rockaway Hotel on Green Pond Road and stole money from the register.
After looking at surveillance footage, police determined that the two robberies were probably committed by the same person.
In New Jersey, robbery is a very serious theft offense. According to N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, armed robbery is a first degree felony. If the suspect in these robberies is apprehended and convicted of first degree armed robbery, he could face a term of imprisonment of 20 years in state prison.
In the meantime, authorities have asked that anyone with information about either that might aid in apprehension of the suspect call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200. Information can also be provided by calling the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, the Rockaway Township Police Department at 973-625-4000, or Morris County CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police Searching for Man after Armed Robberies at Parsippany, Rockaway Hotels.“
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