A Morris County grand jury recently indicted a Roxbury Township man on charges of robbing several Roxbury businesses.
According to prosecutors, all of the alleged robberies took place on Route 10 in the Succasunna section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey. The 23-year-old suspect reportedly lives in Succasunna.
The first incident occurred at the Harmon Discount Store located on Route 10. The suspect allegedly entered the business and then passed a note to the cashier. The note allegedly instructed the cashier to hand over money. The cashier refused to turn over any cash, which reportedly prompted the suspect to run away and flee the area on foot.
A couple of days later, the suspect allegedly arrived at the Fuel 10 gas station on Route 10. The suspect was reportedly riding a bicycle. According to witnesses, the suspect got off his bike and approached the gas station attendant. The suspect allegedly flashed a knife and tried to enter the attendant’s booth. When the suspect was unable to gain access to the booth, he reportedly fled the scene on his bike.
Just one day later, the suspect allegedly entered a Wells Fargo Bank on Route 10. Once inside the bank, the suspect allegedly passed a note to the teller. The note reportedly stated that the suspect was armed and that the teller should give him cash. The teller handed more than $1,000 to the suspect, who then reportedly ran out of the bank and fled the scene on foot.
Roxbury police investigated the bank robbery and checked out video surveillance footage. Just one day after the alleged theft, the suspect was identified and arrested.
The suspect was recently indicted on several charges which stemmed from the alleged robberies. Roxbury Township police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office issued a joint statement indicating that the suspect has been indicted on two counts of first degree armed robbery, one count of second degree robbery, and one count of fourth degree resisting arrest. The suspect has also been indicted on multiple weapons offenses, including one count of third degree possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose and one count of fourth degree unlawful possession of a knife.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Indictment: Man Robbed Three Roxbury Businesses, Including a Bank, in Four Days.”