Morris County CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 reward for information which leads to an arrest in the armed robbery of a deli in Dover, New Jersey.
According to police, the suspect was brandishing a handgun when he entered Medrano’s Deli, which is located at 60 King Street in Dover, NJ.
The suspect allegedly walked up to the cashier, pointed the handgun at the cashier, and demanded money from the register. When the suspect got the cash, he allegedly ran out of the store and fled the area on foot. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect running east on Beech Street.
Dover NJ police spoke with witnesses and then released a detailed description of the suspect. The suspect has been described as a dark-skinned male in his early 20s. He reportedly stands 5-foot-7 and has a thin build. When the alleged theft occurred, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt; he also had a red scarf, which he used to cover his face.
If police are eventually able to identify and catch the suspect, he will probably be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is a first degree felony when the offender uses a deadly weapon such as a handgun or a knife. A conviction for first degree armed robbery can result in a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Morris County CrimeStoppers is asking members of the public to assist with the investigation. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the alleged robbery should reach out to investigators at 973-COP-CALL.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “$1,000 Reward for Helping Find Armed Robber Who Hit Dover Deli.”