Mount Olive police officers recently captured a Roxbury NJ man accused of trying to rob a hotel worker.
The theft crime occurred shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Extended Stay America hotel in Mount Olive, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect walked into the Mount Olive NJ hotel and approached the front desk.
The suspect allegedly held a wrench in his hand and threatened to use the weapon to harm the victim unless he handed over money.
The victim refused to hand over any cash, prompting the suspect to run out of the building and flee the scene on foot. When Mount Olive police officers arrived in the area, the suspect was nowhere to be found. However, a short time later, Netcong police officers spotted the suspect at a hotel in Roxbury and notified Mount Olive law enforcement.
The suspect, a 26-year-old man from the Ledgewood area of Roxbury, was placed under arrest a short time later. He faces criminal charges for robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is convicted on the armed robbery charges, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies armed robbery as a first degree felony. Anyone convicted of using a weapon to commit a theft offense could potentially be sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held there on a $100K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Wrench-Wielding Man Tried to Rob Hotel Worker, Cops Say.”